Report: Half of UK homes turn to tablets in just five years

The tablet PC has established itself as a must-have device in just five years with more than half of UK homes now owning one. According to a report from UK regulator Ofcom, the Apple iPad was launched in the UK on May 28, 2010 and, alongside Android and other tablet devices, it is helping to shape the way UK consumers surf the internet, communicate and watch TV and video. Indeed, the rapid rise in popularity of tablets means that over half of UK households (54 per cent) now have one, up from just 2 per cent in 2011. Tablets are also proving popular with toddlers: one in 10 (11 per cent) of 3-4 year olds now have their own tablet to keep them entertained, the report noted. Report