Apr 10th, 2011

A new survey from Google Mobile looked to find out just how popular tablets were up against more traditional forms of computing and entertainment. We’ve already heard about desktops and laptops losing share due to tablets becoming people’s device of choice, but television is a new one.

77% of those surveyed said their PC use dropped after they got their dream tablet, while 43% of that 77% said that their tablet has replaced their desktop and laptop computers as the device they use the most. For the television portion, over a third of those polled said they use their tablet more than they watch TV.

That’s not the least bit surprising considering tablets are mobile and televisions, well, aren’t. (For the most part, anyway. And it’s worthy to note that television can be watched on a tablet.) 28% of respondents say their tablet is their primary computer – meaning they don’t rely on any other piece of machinery to do whatever it is that they need to do. 84% of those surveyed say they use their tablet to play games – again, not surprising. For more details on the results, head on over to Google’s blog now.