We asked them about how they spend time with the iPad, and the results are below. This is the second time we surveyed readers on iPad usage. The last time we did it was in November.
Since November, Apple has sold well over 10 million iPads, so it’s interesting to see how behavior with the iPad is changing. Video, gaming, and general app usage is all up since our last survey.
We’ll have the full results of our survey tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.
Microsoft hired MarketTools to ask 1,268 people about how often they use particular forms of communication at work.
They found that every single form of communication is growing except for one: instant messaging.
Only 14% of IM users say they’re using it more than last year. 15% say they’re using it less. The rest say it’s stayed the same.
A lot of IM use is probably being replaced by instant communication on social networks — Facebook and Twitter — and SMS text messaging as people spend more time on their phones and less on their computer.
Microsoft downplayed this part of the survey — the company has big investments in IM for consumers (Windows Live Messenger) and corporations (Lync). Instead, Microsoft pointed out that email usage is growing, which shouldn’t surprise anybody who’s checked their inbox recently.
Good news for Android users who hate paying for stuff: according to new numbers from Netherlands-based mobile analytics group Distimo, there are now more free apps available for Google’s mobile OS than the iPhone, at 134,342 to 121,845. There are a few things to consider here: first, when one adds free iPad-only apps, the total number of gratis iOS apps increases to a more competitive 132,239. And then there’s Apple’s sometimes rigorous vetting process, which has probably played a role in its numeric slippage — after all, this report doesn’t highlight things like legality, repetition, or the overall number of apps dedicated to making farting noises. Also, Apple has a lot more premium apps, giving it the overall lead at 333,124 to 206,143 — but between Android’s rapid growth and what the report terms iOS’s relative stagnation, Distimo expects Google to take the top spot in five months’ time, outnumbering iPhone and iPad apps combined — a rough scenario for Cupertino to stomach, no doubt, but at least the company will still have Windows Phone to kick around a while longer. [Source link requires registration]
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