Kindle fire` for sometime now and for the money its an excellent introduction to the Android tablet experience..but not the best.Build quality is only good..not great and Amazon have got some way to go to get the software side of things up to scratch on the `Fire`.
But Amazons marketing and its sales push-through from its E-readers has really got the public enthusiasm and has put matches to the Fire..
New user statistics show the Amazon Kindle Fire is already taking over
the Android tablet space. Android tablet makers should better fear the Kindle.
Android tablet makers have been chasing the leader of the tablet
pack, the iPad, for two years. New numbers that have been recently been
collected show that the Amazon Kindle Fire is already taking over the
Android tablet space. Samsung and friends better be fearing the Kindle
Fire, not the iPad.
According to the new numbers from Flurry,
the Kindle Fire has already dominated the Android tablet space, and not
by a small margin. Tablet statistics are often questioned, as they
usually track unit shipments and not sales. Flurry’s numbers avoid that
by tracking end user application sessions over time. These are strictly
measuring what device is being used for actual user sessions, so the
statistics are useful when comparing devices.
In November of last year, Samsung ruled the Android tablet roost with
a full 63 percent of all end user sessions. The next three most used
Android tablets, Acer Iconia Tab, Motorola XOOM, and ASUS Transformer
Prime, only accounted for 30 percent of user sessions combined. The
Kindle Fire was only used for a measly 3 percent of sessions, as it had
only just arrived in town.
Fast forward to January of this year, only three months, and the
numbers tell a vastly different story. The Samsung Galaxy Tab now only
represents 36 percent of all user sessions, a giant drop. The Acer,
Motorola, and ASUS now only account for 18 percent combined. The Amazon
Kindle Fire, on the other hand, has now grabbed 36 percent of the end
user application sessions. That’s in less than three months.
Perhaps the most telling statistic in this analysis has to do with
the Holy Grail of app developers, the paid app figures. When Flurry
compares the Galaxy Tab family with the Kindle Fire, the Kindle Fire
generated a whopping 2.5 times more paid app downloads than the Samsung
Galaxy Tab. Amazon is firmly whooping the Android tablet pack in every
category that matters, in only a few months.
With so many OEMs making Android tablets, they are really competing
with each other more than with Apple’s iPad. There are only so many
sales to go around, and if the first three months are any indication the
Kindle Fire is going to kick every Android tablet to the curb.