Kindle Fire killing other Android tabs, iPad dominates
In the holiday quarter, Amazon’s hot-selling Kindle Fire accounted for just under 30 percent of the Android tablet market. Now, three months later, the device which runs a highly modified version of Google’s mobile operating system is taking 54.4 percent of the Android segment of the tablet market, says market researcher comScore.
The Kindle Fire’s next closest Android competitors are Samsung’s Galaxy Tab (15.4 percent) and Motorola’s Xoom (7 percent).
Of course, all of these would-be iPad killers pale in comparison to Apple’s market dominating tab, which has regained share and now takes 73 percent, up from about two-thirds of sales in the 2011 holiday quarter.
Back in December 2010, I said 2011 will be like 2005 in that seven years ago Apple killed its iPod competition with a combination of excellent design, savvy supply chain management, build quality and an unparalleled ecosystem as well as highly competitive pricing. Given the most recent quarterly results from both Apple and its competitors, we have confirmation that Cupertino’s done it again with the iPad…
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