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This is a topic which has been done before, but all the answers I could find were from a while ago:

1 - Are Tablets still being actively used ?

2 - What orientation are they being used in ?

(I'll add the links to previous answers later)

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In 2013, there were 660 million active tablets throughout the world. Today there are 1.26 billion, an increase of 88.62%. Forecasts predict that number to grow to 1.28 in 2021.

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Surveys have found that tablet users generally PREFER landscape, although this option is not always available in many apps, or in low-end budget tablets lacking gyroscope hardware to auto-rotate the screen.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/26/the-majority-of-ipad-owners-prefer-landscape-over-portrait/

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  • Thanks. (Although I notice the little asterisk in the first chart so the hard data stops in 2016), which in technology years is quite a long time ago. – PhillipW Sep 27 at 16:54

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