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Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare?

Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare? | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

On the eve of what may well be the launch of a brand new iPad from Apple comes some new analysis from Forrester Research on the current competitive landscape in tablets — or lack thereof, as the case seems to be.

 

In short: despite the rush of tablets that have come out in the past year, many built on Google’s Android OS, Apple has managed to continue to run away with the competition, and how has 73 percent of the tablet market. No Android tablet maker, it notes, has more than a five percent share against it.

 

There is a caveat to Forrester’s research, however.

Forrester carried out its market research last September, before Amazon had started to sell its Kindle Fire tablet, and before Barnes & Noble had released its own tablet to compete against that.

 

These devices have proven to be forces in the market, and are already having an impact on sales of another device in the food chain, e-readers.

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Amazon Did Not Build Its Kindle Fire Tablet to Be an iPad Killer

Amazon Did Not Build Its Kindle Fire Tablet to Be an iPad Killer | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

What is going to propel the Amazon Kindle Fire into the limelight is price. There is no doubt in my mind that the Apple iPad is a superior product. But what Amazon is offering is an inexpensive alternative for those who do not want nor can afford the more expensive Apple iPad. Think about it this way: You can buy two Amazon Kindle Fire tablet computers for less than the cost of one Apple iPad. In addition, you can pocket $100 that you can use to buy applications.

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Kindle Fire update 6.2 removes root functionality

Kindle Fire update 6.2 removes root functionality | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
Last week we gave you instructions on how to root your Kindle Fire tablet, and in so doing unlock access to the Android Market and Google Apps. Well it seems Amazon isn’t too happy about this, so they have released a new, automatic update that removes root functionality and even Android Market in some instances.
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Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real.

Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
It's called simply the "Amazon Kindle". But it's not like any Kindle you've seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android.
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