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Articles tagged with "Kindle Fire"

Analyst says next step for Amazon is an Android smartphone

The Kindle Fire is the No. 1 Android tablet in the U.S., dominating with more than 50 percent of the market under its belt. So what’s next for the Kindle Fire’s creator, Amazon? A smartphone, according to one analyst. In a story from Wired, ABI Research analyst Aapo Markkanen says the “next ... Full Article »

May 2, 2012 12:48pm

Instagram hits 50M downloads; Samsung beats iPhone smartphone sales for Q1

It seems 50 million is the magic number for popular mobile apps these days. Instagram reached the 50 million download mark just hours after Angry Birds Space surpassed the same milestone. Google Play has certainly helped Instagram soar in new sign-ups, hitting the 10 million mark over the weekend. ... Full Article »

May 1, 2012 9:12am

Kindle Fire takes 54 percent of U.S. Android tablet market

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, the 7-inch, $199 device that set the tablet market alight during the 2011 holiday season, seems to be continuing to command a big part of the tablet market in the U.S. The Kindle Fire makes up 54.4 percent of the Android tablet market, Mashable reports, according to a ... Full Article »

April 27, 2012 1:21pm

Twitter updates Android app; Amazon’s Kindle takes over tablet market

Twitter’s always known the power of its mobile user base, so a recent update to its Android and iPhone apps makes it easier to search. The update addresses the growing number of people tweeting via mobile devices, bringing the familiar website’s “Discover” tab to their mobile app. With this ... Full Article »

April 27, 2012 9:16am

Online help document suggests Amazon could bring Kindle to China

A Chinese online help document related to Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle e-readers has reignited rumors that the retailer could be bringing its Kindle Fire Android tablet and e-reader line to the country. As TechCrunch reports, the document has already been yanked from the Internet, although a screenshot ... Full Article »

April 26, 2012 12:59pm

IDC: Expanding tablet market means Android tabs will overtake iPad by 2015

Apple’s iPad may be the most successful, most popular tablet on the market, but it’s going to keep losing market share to Android as the tablet sphere opens up. At least, that’s according to market research firm IDC, as reported in a story from PCWorld. Though Apple’s share continues to g ... Full Article »

March 14, 2012 1:54pm

Android tablet alternatives to the new iPad

Make no mistake, the newly refreshed iPad that comes out on March 16 is a quality device with its high-definition display, a better camera and 200,000 apps designed for it. But for those who like to think different (sorry, Apple), there are a wide range of quality offerings from other manufacturers ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 12:10pm

Barnes & Noble announces $199 Nook to take on Kindle Fire

During the final quarter of 2011, Amazon’s newly released 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet managed to be No. 2 in tablet sales, just behind Apple’s juggernaut iPad. That hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Android tablet world, with Amazon competitor Barnes & Noble announcing today a comparable Nook Tab ... Full Article »

February 21, 2012 1:46pm

Kindle Fire snags No. 2 spot after iPad in Q4 2011

The first quarter to see the entrance of the Kindle Fire on the tablet scene also saw Amazon’s new contender rocket to second place in sales, behind Apple’s iPad. That’s according to a story from Technolog, which cites research from IHS iSuppli Display Materials & System Service that foun ... Full Article »

February 17, 2012 2:14pm

Kindle Fire sets tablet market ablaze this holiday, but still can’t take on iPad

We still don’t know exactly how many Kindle Fire tablets Amazon was able to sell since the device’s release in November, but getting sales numbers isn’t the only way to figure out the market penetration of a mobile device. Market research firm Flurry Analytics uses a completely different syst ... Full Article »

January 30, 2012 1:42pm


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