Tablets are ‘media machines’ with games the most popular app category

Sony's Xperia Tablet

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence for tablets being used predominantly for entertainment, but mobile analytics firm Flurry has tried to put some hard numbers on the trend, by comparing smartphone and tablet apps usage by category.

Its research is based on more than 6bn app sessions on around 500m smartphones and tablets in September 2012, with the data coming from apps using the company’s analytics tools.

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