ComScore: Amazon Kindle Fire holds over 50% of US Android tablet market

ComScore: Amazon Kindle Fire holds over 50% of US Android tablet marketOver the past few months we’ve been hearing that the Kindle Fire has been troubling the iPad, and Amazon’s $199 tablet was said to be shifting a million units per week over the Christmas period.

So it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to hear that ComScore reckons the Amazon Kindle Fire now accounts for more than half of the Android tablet market across the Atlantic.

According to ComScore, the Amazon Kindle Fire’s US market share doubled from 29.4% in December (not too shabby at all considering it had only just been released) to 54.4% in February.

The burgeoning Samsung Galaxy Tab family took a fairly major hit over the same period, falling from 23.8% in December to just 15.4% two months later.

In third place, somewhat surprisingly, is the Motorola Xoom, closely followed by the Asus Transformer and the Toshiba AT100.

Meanwhile, the poor old Sony Tablet S, right at the bottom of the major players, accounts for less than one in a hundred Android tablets in the US.

In other semi-interesting news, ComScore found that 10in tablets consume 39% more content than their 7in brethren.

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SpeedyG  Apr. 27, 2012 at 16:44

And it STILL hasn't been released here.


adrenalizethepeople2  Apr. 28, 2012 at 02:15

What's surprising about the Xoom being in 3rd place. I love my Xoom


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