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[9]: Kindle Fire
by rhavyn on Fri 27th Jan 2012 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Kindle Fire"
rhavyn
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2005-07-06

From: http://blog.laptopmag.com/analyst-kindle-fire-nook-tablet-have-40-o...

"We asked the author of the study, Peter King, to estimate what percentage of Android’s tablet share is comprised of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, and he told us it’s about 40 percent of that 39 percent number."

"If you back out the Fire and Nook Tablet from the latest numbers, King says the Android tablet market grew about 100 percent. That seems decent, but iPad sales grew 111 percent year over year. So even when you add together Samsung, Motorola, LG, ASUS, Acer, Toshiba, and everyone else who makes an Android tablet, they couldn’t surpass the iPad."

"For King, it’s an open question as to whether Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s success is really helping or hurting Google. “These tablets are loosely based on Android, which is not accessing Google services and not accessing Google apps at market.” In other words, devices like the Fire are really helping Amazon more than Android."

Looks like the author of the study this article is based on agrees with me.

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RE[10]: Kindle Fire
by adkilla on Mon 30th Jan 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE[9]: Kindle Fire"
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2005-07-07

Umm...No, the authors agree that is based on Android, it is just not using Google's services.

You're way off on this one.

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