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Definition and Features of Tablet Computers
– Tablet computers are mobile devices with a touchscreen display and processing circuitry.
– They have a mobile operating system and a rechargeable battery.
– Tablets are thin and flat, resembling modern smartphones but with larger screens.
– They lack some input/output capabilities of computers and may not support cellular networks.
– Tablets typically run mobile operating systems, similar to smartphones.

Tablet Usage and Market Share
– Popular uses for tablet PCs include viewing presentations, video-conferencing, reading e-books, watching movies, and sharing photos.
– As of 2021, there are 1.28 billion tablet users worldwide.
– Apple holds the largest manufacturer market share in the tablet industry.
– Samsung and Lenovo are the next largest manufacturers in terms of market share.
– Tablets are used for personal, educational, and workplace applications.

Early Tablet Development
– The concept of tablets was conceptualized in the mid-20th century and developed in the last two decades of the century.
– In 2010, Apple released the iPad, which became the first mass-market tablet.
– Tablets rapidly gained popularity and became widely used for personal, educational, and workplace applications.
– Fictional and prototype tablets appeared in science fiction works, promoting the concept to a wider audience.
– Several companies released commercial tablet products in the 1980s, exploring different input/output types.

Rise of Modern Tablets
– Android was the first dominant platform for tablets, with the first products released in 2009.
– Apple’s iPad shaped the commercial market for tablets and was the most successful tablet at the time of its release.
– Samsung’s Galaxy Tab followed the success of the iPad.
– In 2012, 31% of U.S. Internet users owned a tablet, mainly for viewing published content.
– Android tablets surpassed iPad in market share, with 62% compared to iPad’s 36% in 2013.

Tablet Hardware and Features
– Two major architectures dominate the tablet market: ARM and x86.
– Intel’s x86 architecture has powered IBM compatible PCs and Apple Macintosh computers.
– ARM is the CPU architecture of choice for smartphones, PDAs, digital cameras, set-top boxes, smart televisions, storage devices, and tablet computers.
– Intel announced plans to enter the tablet market with its Atom processor.
– Intel tablet chip sales were 1 million units in 2012 and 12 million units in 2013.
– Touch input on a touchscreen display is a key component of tablet computers.
– Many tablets support stylus input and handwriting recognition.
– Common features in tablets include multi-touch, flash memory storage, instant on warm-booting, and external USB and Bluetooth keyboards.
– Most tablets use ARM processors for longer battery life.
– Tablets also support speech recognition and near field communication with compatible devices.Summary:

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