Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet & Kindle Fire boosts Android tablet market share

Android’s market share has been growing on all fronts, at a rapid pace. While smartphone dominance was achieved relatively quickly (due largely in part to the extensive number of options out on the market), the tablet market was another story. Still, the tablet niche is ruled by one company, Apple, but change is in the air.

Recent stats put the Android piece of the tablet pie at 40.3%. That’s up from 32.4% from Q3 2011. What’s driving these numbers? Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, that’s what. The year’s not yet over and analysts predict that by the end of Q4, Amazon will have sold anywhere between 4 million and 6 million Kindle Fires in addition to the Nook Tablet “doing well”. When the numbers are in from all manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, and Motorola), analysts say that the iPad’s share of the market will drop to 59%. Watch out Apple, the world is bored and adopting Android is fast becoming its favorite pastime.

via eWeek

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