More than half of UK homes own tablets

Ofcom logoA report from telecomms regulator Ofcom said that over half of UK homes now own a tablet.

Only two percent of homes owned one in 2011 – a year after Apple’s iPad launched.

And they’re most popular with people between the ages of 35 and 54, with nearly two in three people owning one.

It’s not just people of a certain age, though. Ofcom said seven in 10 children between the ages of five and 15 had access to a tablet by the end of last year.

They don’t have to share tablets, either. One in three kids in this age group have their own device.

Worse than that, one in 10 three to four year olds are glued to their tablets.

News apps are popular with grown ups, with 48 percent getting their daily fix using one.

The silver surfers don’t seem to have really engaged with the tablet computer yet, according to this Ofcom table of tablets.

Ofcom tablet report 2015