Amazon Kindle Fire Is Half Of US Android Tablet Market
A new study shows that over half of tablets running Android in the US are Amazon Kindle Fires, cementing the models dominance in US mobile computing. But with the Kindle Fire running a heavily modified version of the operating system, and Google looking to release its own tablet, Amazon has to wonder if it is delivering a lasting quality product, or just an affordable one.
Analytics firm comScore reports that 54.4% of Android tablets in the US are running Amazon’s version. According to Yahoo! News, that’s well ahead of the competition:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab family only makes up 15.4% of the market in spite of all the available versions for sale. The first Android Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, has a measly 7% share; the precursor of the Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, the Asus Transformer, makes up 6.3%; and Sony’s Tablet S has a measly 0.7% share.
What do you think? Do you have a Kindle Fire? Would you recommend it?
[via Yahoo! News]