Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 09:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android accounted for 39% of the market in the final three months of last year, up from 29% a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said. Apple's share fell to 58% from 68%. Microsoft's share stood at 1.5%." Really now.
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RE[2]: Kindle Fire
by rhavyn on Thu 26th Jan 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Kindle Fire"
rhavyn
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2005-07-06

Does it matter, really?


The title of this article is "Android's Share of Tablet Market Jumps" so in that context, yes it matters greatly. If ultimately the Kindle Fire isn't an Android tablet then likely Android's market share didn't jump very much if at all.

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RE[3]: Kindle Fire
by Beta on Thu 26th Jan 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Kindle Fire"
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2005-07-06

The title of this article is "Android's Share of Tablet Market Jumps" so in that context, yes it matters greatly. If ultimately the Kindle Fire isn't an Android tablet then likely Android's market share didn't jump very much if at all.


It still runs Android software. So yes, it matters in so far as it is included.

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RE[4]: Kindle Fire
by rhavyn on Fri 27th Jan 2012 00:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Kindle Fire"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

It still runs Android software. So yes, it matters in so far as it is included.


As I said in another post, go to the Kindle Fire page and find where it says it's running Android. If the manufacturer of the device doesn't say it's running Android, and it certainly doesn't pass Google's definition of a device that can call itself an Android device, how is it an Android device? Why should Google get the market share credit, why isn't the Fire split out into a different category when clearly Amazon means to differentiate it?

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