Monday February 8th 2016

Why Buy a Tablet? Selection of Apps, Price and Device Brand Most Important Factors in Purchase Decision

comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, announced the launch of comScore TabLens™, its monthly syndicated service providing insights into U.S. tablet ownership and usage. Based on a 3-month rolling sample of 6,000 U.S. tablet owners, TabLens provides insight into tablet audiences, including demographics, content consumption habits and device ownership, to provide the industry with the most up-to-date look at this expanding tablet market.


“comScore is pleased to announce the availability of TabLens to bring reliable monthly reporting and metrics around tablet devices and their owners,” said Mark Donovan, comScore SVP of Mobile. “TabLens delivers the critical market insights needed by publishers, advertisers, OEMs, and network operators as they attempt to capture value in one of the fastest-growing and most profitable technology markets of all time.”

comScore TabLens provides monthly syndicated reporting of tablet ownership and usage in the U.S.

Product features include:

  • Monthly reporting based on a 3-month rolling sample size of 6,000 U.S. tablet owners and supported by comScore’s trusted sampling and survey methodology that has been the foundation of comScore MobiLens since 2005.
  • Demographic insights including age, gender, household income, education, ethnicity, among others.
  • Granular insights into tablet ownership by device and operating system.
  • Insights into on-device media consumption including retail, social media, games, music, video and more to help companies keep a pulse on consumer trends.
  • Analogous structure to comScore MobiLens provides seamless comparison between mobile and tablet audiences and the most comprehensive view of today’s connected consumer.

iOS and Android Tablets Capturing Different Consumer Segments
Demographic analysis of tablet audiences by platform revealed distinct differences across iPad, Android and audiences (Note: For the purpose of this study, was excluded from the total and analyzed separately). iPad owners skewed male (52.9 percent), slightly younger (44.5 percent under the age of 35) and wealthier (46.3 percent residing in households with income of $100k or greater) compared to an average tablet user during the three-month average period ending June 2012.

In comparison, Kindle Fire owners saw their audience skew female with 56.6 percent of its audience base represented by females. Both Android and Kindle Fire users saw household income below that of iPad owners, aligning more closely with household income reported by smartphone owners.


*comScore defines a media tablet as a touchscreen tablet device with a slate form factor, a 7 inch or greater screen size and a data connection, but no voice plan. Single purpose eBook reader devices are excluded from this definition.

**For this analysis, Kindle Fire was excluded from the Android tablet total.

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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, but not limited to, expectations regarding the impact and benefits to comScore of the comScore TabLens™, financial or otherwise. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the features and characteristics of the products, the rate of development of the intelligence, Internet advertising and e-Commerce markets; the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce, content, advertising and communications; and the acceptance of new products and methodologies by the industry, including existing and prospective clients.

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