Kindle Fire Controls More than 50% of Android Tablet Market

Today comScore confirmed what we already knew: Kindle Fire is the dominant tablet in the non-iPad universe. Comscore reported that the Kindle Fire had 54% of the US Android tablet market and was far ahead of all other Android tablet OEMs including Samsung.

Here's the market-share breakdown in the US Android tablet market according to comScore: 

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Kindle Fire is a weak competitor to the iPad in terms of overall user experience. However its $199 price has made it extraordinarily successful. Accordingly it set the bar for Android pricing in the 7 inch category, if not the rest of the Android tablet market. 

Google will reportedly match or beat that pricing when its own branded tablet goes on sale later this year.