Despite all of the competition of android-based tablets Amazon with there new Kindle Fire HD have won second place behind Apple's iPad in the tablet race. According to ABIResearch the iPad still holds a 55% to 44% edge over android-based tablets on the domestic market. Out of the 44% share the Kindle Fire family of tablets holds a 56% share domestically and accounts for a third of all android-based tablet sales worldwide.
"Should [Amazon] get the distribution part right, their US success suggests they could quickly dominate the Android tablet market worldwide," Localytics said.
Despite having the lion's share of the domestic Amazon hasn't had much of a presence overseas. The Seattle-based company has only started selling their Kindle Fire in Europe since September giving them a much later start than Google, Samsung and all of the other android retailers. Despite having this late start if they catch on anywhere near the rate they have in the states then we can expect the Kindle Fire to dominate for a long time to come.
While the Seattle-based Amazon holds on to the number 2 spot they must also keep their eyes on the rear-view mirror as the new comer, Google's Nexus 7, has been showing that it is a force that shouldn't be taken lightly. The Nexus 7 was launched in June of last year to big fanfare and has since then quickly shot up to the number 3 spot behind the Kindle Fire.
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