Amazon Kindle Fire is Number One Android Tablet Now
Amazon Kindle Fire is now officially declared as the ruler of Android tablet market. This conclusion was made based on comScore’s data. It is said that the 7″ eReader is now hold 54 percent Android tablet market share. The second place is currently occupied by Samsung Galaxy Tabs, which posses 15 percent market share. Back on December last year, the Galaxy Tabs was manage to seal 23 percent market share.
This fact is not too surprising though. Especially for those of you who’re following the latest news from android tablet market. There are huge demand for low-cost tablet as an alternative for Apple’s iPad. Amazon manage to offer a 7″ tablet with an extremely affordable price tag. It might not feature any mind-blowing hardware specs, but Amazon did a great job in providing content ecosystem.
However, Amazon’s success with Kindle Fire won’t do much on Android. It is true that Kindle Fire is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but please note that Amazon has already did some modification to make sure that the system will run towards it’s own ecosystem. The retailers company decided to disable access to Google Play store and replace it with their own App Store. In addition, they are also substitute Android’s default browser with their own Silk web browser. Overall, what Amazon trying to do is reduce Google’s control over the Android tablet ecosystem.
It seems like things are getting worse for Google since app developers are already find that Amazon App Store is provide more revenue to them than Google Play.
However, latest report suggest that Amazon’s next Kindle Fire will running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is said that the changes will be done in deep level of the system, rather than just user interface modification that been done by some manufacturers to differentiate their products.
If Google wants to compete against Kindle Fire, they must create their own tablet PC. No wonder why the giant search company is recently reported to work closely with Asus to build the first Nexus tablet. If everything goes according to plan, the tablet should be available for purchase on this quarter. Please note that this device is meant to challenge Kindle Fire and other low-cost android tablet, so you shouldn’t expect something fancy from it.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now folks. What do you think about this? Do you believe that Google Nexus tablet will be able to crush Kindle Fire? Please let us know. Use the comment box below to share us some of your opinion and thoughts about this topic. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.