Hot Selling Kindle Fire Captures Majority Android Tablet Market Share

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Fragmentation in the Android camp? Only if you're talking about smartphones. Since the introduction of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, buyers looking for a low-cost Android slate that doesn't suck have had a serviceable option. So serviceable and affordable, in fact, that fragmentation in the Android tablet space could cease to be a problem in the not-too-distant future if things continue the way they are. Don't believe it? Well, according to comScore, the Kindle Fire accounted for 54.4 percent of all Android tablets at the end of February 2012.

That's up significantly from 41.8 percent at the end of January 2012, and from 29.4 percent -- or less than a third -- at the end of December 2011. Without a doubt, the Kindle Fire is the Android tablet to beat in terms of consumer sales and market share.


Putting the Kindle Fire's success in perspective is the fact that Samsung's entire Galaxy Tab family trailed a distant second place with a 15.4 percent share, followed by Motorola's Xoom (7 percent), the Asus Transformer (6.3 percent), and a number of other Android tablets ranging from 0.7 percent (Sony Tablet S) to 5.7 percent (Toshiba AT100).

As a whole, tablet adoption among U.S. consumers is seeing remarkable growth, which isn't terribly surprising considering how young these devices are. What will be interesting to watch is how the upcoming crop of lower cost Android slates will affect the Kindle Fire's market share.
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ZTimpson replied on Fri, Apr 27 2012 11:30 AM

"the Kindle Fire accounted for 54.4 percent of all Android tablets at the end of February 2012."

This is no surprise to me on the account on how awesome this tablet is! With the Kindle's price being significantly lower then the other leading tablets, it is a strong appeal for me to buy it!

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Apr 27 2012 11:55 AM

Sarah has a Kindle and I was thinking about getting one. We are both avid readers and the FIRE just seem to me to have way more uses in general. Not to mention it is priced very nicely compared to anything else close to it in capabilities.

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ZTimpson replied on Fri, Apr 27 2012 12:05 PM

@rapid1

"Not to mention it is priced very nicely compared to anything else close to it in capabilities."

well put! I have spent my fare share on the Ipad2 and on the Kindle, the kindle seemed to be the better choice for what i needed the tablet to, and for what it would do for my wallet,

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AKnudson replied on Fri, Apr 27 2012 6:55 PM

When you say the kindle seems like the better choice as compared to the ipad 2 are you being serious? the ipad in terms of fuctionality and capability outdoes h kindle fire by atleast 2x, times that by 2 more because the ipad is bigger and divide it by 2 because the ipad is twice as expensive and the math turns out that the ipad 2 is twice as good. seeing as you have one you should know this already.

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Apr 27 2012 7:04 PM

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Android tablet. To tell you the truth, I'm not that enthused about it.

Don't get me wrong, it works fine and all... I'm just not a big fan of Tablets-Running-Phone-OS's. I'd much rather root the thing and put Linux on it, but I can't since I'm testing it for use at work.

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ZTimpson replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 5:01 PM

hahahaha that is why i said "....for what i needed the tablet to, and for what it would do for my wallet,"

For what i what i was using it for, the kindle did the job, for less money was all i was saying

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