Here are five common statements made about tablet computers that the survey calls into question.
1. Tablets Are for Use On the Go
Tablets might be portable and, yes, you might see hipsters at Starbucks armed with them. But the AdMob survey indicates that 82 percent of people use tablets primarily in the home. Just 11 percent use them when they're "on the go," to quote the survey question.
A better name for a tablet might be a "lounge computer," because that's the context where they make most sense--quickly checking e-mail before your favorite program comes on TV, or reading the news while gulping down breakfast cereal.
Tablets extend traditional computing into the areas of our lives that desktop or laptop computers couldn't reach.