Research shows iPad tops the tablet world

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A study released on Wednesday by the Online Publishers Association showed that Ninety-three percent of tablet users have downloaded apps to their devices. The average tablet user downloaded 20 apps, predominantly in the categories of weather, games, music, social networking and news.

Of these users, seventy-nine percent paid for apps, spending an average of US$53 during the last twelve months. With a total of Twenty-six percent of all apps downloaded being paid apps, games make up more than 50 percent of the apps people are willing to pay money for.

Tablet users, on the whole, seem to be happy with their devices as eighty-nine percent said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their tablet.

As expected, Apple’s iPad was the tablet of choice among those surveyed with 46 percent saying they owned or used an iPad and 21 percent saying they owned or used an iPad 2. Coming in behind the Apple tablets were the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy, the Dell Streak and the HP Slate.

The future looks promising for the tablet market as the number of users is expected to grow from 12 to 23 percent, or 54 million people, by early 2012.

Find below top free and paid for apps:

Top Free iPad Apps:

1.Bamboo Paper
Type: Productivity
Provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your iPad, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles.

2. Science360 for iPad
Type: Education
Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions.

3. Mr Giggle HD Lite
Type: Game
You’ll spend hours with this simple game. The aim is match up coloured blocks to earn points. Similar to Tetras but cooler.
4.Breakout Mania HD
Type: Game
It has a twist. You control the speed of the ball. The faster the speed the more points you get, so your skill really matters.

5.iBooks
Type: Books
iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Top Paid iPad Apps:
1. Pages
Type: Productivity
Pages lets you create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.

2.Quick Office Pro HD
Type: Business
Take your Microsoft Office documents with you on your iPad. Quick Office allows you to create, edit, access and share files straight from your iPad.

3. Numbers
Type: Productivity
One of the easiest methods to create and edit spreadsheets on the iPad. Beautiful spreadsheets result with only a few taps of your finger.
4. Angry Birds HD
Type: Games
The most popular game on the iPhone comes to the iPad. Help the Birds defeat the evil green pigs and take back their eggs.

5. FL Studio Mobile HD
Type: Music
Allows you to compose multi-track music projects on your iPad. Comes equipped with 133 high quality instruments, drum kits and sliced-loop beats.

* The survey of 2,482 people between the ages of eight and 64 was conducted by Frank Magid Associates between April 15 and April 20 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.97 percentage points.

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