According to the latest research done and compiled by an Independent Dublin-based Web Analytics firm; StatCounter between September 2016 and August 2017, they identified the market percentage of each device used to access the internet – showing that mobiles had the biggest percentage of 72.21% an increase of 1.42% of the previous research that was conducted between March 2016 to March 2017. Desktops followed with 26.4% decreasing by 1.47% from 27.87%, and finally tablets that had an increase of 0.05% from 1.34% to 1.39%.
Mobile is undoubtedly the device which dominates not only in Uganda but also globally when it comes to access the internet. This is unsurprising with regards to affordability on mobile phones whether its a smartphone or feature as long as it can access the internet. Meanwhile, when it comes to tablets, its market was so low, this might be – because of factors such as; price, size, or simply just uncomfortable walking around with this huge gadget, that hinder Ugandans to owning one.
Tablets are generally expensive devices because of its size or specifications, and although they can do so many incredible stuff, they don’t do more than any regular smartphone.
Unlike mobile phones and tablets, desktops specially designed for regular use at a fixed location/place – such as; offices, schools, universities, or computer centers: internet cafes or IT training centers, where there are large amounts of desktops in a single area for the use of the community.
Desktops handle complex work much better compared to mobile phones and tablets even though they aren’t that portable. Because of its complexity and other various reasons desktops became the second most used device in Uganda, and other parts of the world.