Half of all Android tablets (in the US) could be Kindle Fires

It’s been a while since Amazon has released sales figures for the Kindle Fire, but the 7 inch tablet was tearing up the charts late last year. Now there are signs that more than half of all Android tablets in the wild US could actually be Kindle Fires.

Amazon Kindle Fire

That’s according to web analytics firm comScore. The company collects data by looking at the devices being used to access websites — 54 out of every 100 Android tablets being used to surf the web were Kindle Fire tablets.

Of course, web analytics don’t tell you everything. It’s certainly possible that there are millions of Ainol Novo 7 tablet owners who simply aren’t using their tablets to surf the web. But if we assume that most tablet users spend at least a little time using their devices to access the web, comScore’s data paints an interesting picture.

ComScore Android tablets

Samsung took second place in the comScore listings — with about 15 percent of the market. That’s for all the members of the Samsung Galaxy Tab family, including 7, 9, and 10 inch models.

Interestingly, while comScore reports that the 7 inch Kindle Fire is far and away the most popular Android tablet, the company’s data suggests that people with larger tablets tend to spend more time on the web. The average 10 inch tablet owner accessed 125 websites in February, compared with 90 web page views for 7 inch tablet owners.

  • ldrn

    Wow… and the Nook didn’t even place.

    • http://rationaldreaming.com/ Mike

       Remember, this is based on who’s accessing certain web sites. It’s possible that Nook owners don’t typically access those sites, and use their tablets mostly for reading, given that it is a closed environment.

    • toronado455

       It’s strange. But it’s possible the Nook devices are being lumped in to the “other” category.

  • Alberto Zaragoza Comendador

    Er, this data is only from the US. If you look at one single country, you’re going to get biased results…especially since the Kindle Fire isn’t available anywhere else, and it typically takes Amazon years to get its stuff overseas.

    The other day I learned that the Galaxy Note accounts for 30% of all phones sold in Korea. Should I say that it accounts for 30% of all phones…period?

  • Bettyann_ayers

    i have pandigital 9 how do I download apps from my pc to my tablet
     

  • toronado455

    This list does seem a bit odd.

    Not only do the Nook Color and Tablet not appear here, but in sixth place is a tablet I’ve never even heard of: the Acer Picasso.