Was it a coincidence? Perhaps, but the fact remains that according to Mobelux, maker of Instapaper, the “read later” Android
app saw downloads skyrocket 600% when the Google Nexus 7
According to The Next Web, Jeff Rock of Mobelux heard anecdotally that the $25 Google Play credit that came with the Nexus 7 may have had something to do with such rapid downloads of the $2.99 app, but the larger reason may be that the 7-inch tablet is simply ideal for an app like Instapaper.
Users and critics alike are coming around to the idea of the 7-inch tablet; the size is ideal for reading, and it offers a lighter and slightly more portable alternative to larger 9- and 10-inch slates for mobile computing such as Web browsing, Facebooking, and the like.
Rock was quoted a saying, “We’ve always felt that Android tablets were where the Instapaper for Android market was at so we’re thrilled to see an Android tablet that’s finally resonating with people.”
Via The Next Web
You can see how dominant the Nexus 7 (codenamed “grouper”) is in the chart above; after a relatively short time on the market, it already accounted for 15.58% of active Instapaper installations, which is a big step ahead of the second- and third-place Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices. Even combined, the two Samsung devices don’t equal the installations on the Nexus 7.