Web Analytics Reveals Apple Tablet Prototypes Running iPhone Apps and iPhone OS 3.2

Apple Tablet usage tracked from Cupertino Office

Apple is rumored to be testing a lot of gaming related iPhone apps on the upcoming Apple Tablet. This was revealed by Flurry, the mobile analytics firm who claim that their system has tracked app usage of nearly 50 such devices that match the characteristics of the rumored Tablet from Apple's Cupertino office. 

In a recent post on the company's blog, Peter Farago, the Vice President of marketing at Flurry writes that the first signs of this new device was tracked back in October of last year though there has been a dramatic rise in usage of late. 

The article makes some interesting observations about the device. One of the significant points mentioned is that the Tablet might not actually come with an iPhone OS 4.0 as was speculated. Farago says that their analytics detected the use of iPhone OS 3.2 from the new hardware. However as Farago notes, this is good in a way because it now appears that the Tablet might be able to support all the 130,000 iPhone applications available on the App Store

Another interesting observation is that a significant proportion of apps tested with the new device are gaming-related. Farago speculates if this could in a way indicate the use-cases of this new device. He writes:

"Historically, tablet devices have been considered substitutes for anything where workers use clipboards, note pads or day runners. In more industrial settings, they could be used for inventory management, taking purchase orders or data entry. However, there was a surprising dearth of applications that support these use cases. Instead, the largest category was games. With a larger screen, more memory, multi-touch and multi-tasking expected, games will play better than ever on Apple handheld devices."

Apple Tablet usage tracked from Cupertino Office

The Flurry report has added another interesting dimension to the speculations surrounding the Apple Tablet. With just over 48 hours to go before Steve Jobs unveils the "most important thing" he's ever done, how excited are you about this? Tell us in the comments. 

[Flurry via Venturebeat]