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Offline frogplate Reading The Luck of Han’anga - Thomas Watson
27 Jan 2012, 09:13 PM | Post: #1

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Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

This post was last modified: 27 Jan 2012 09:14 PM by frogplate.
According to this article at GigaOM the Kindle Fire has just passed the Galaxy Tab in usage - 36% of all the end user application sessions on Android tablets now take place on the Kindle. In November the Galaxy Tab was top with 63% but the rapid rise of the Kindle has driven the Samsung down to 35.6%.
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27 Jan 2012, 09:43 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

Great news for Amazon - I bet Google are none too happy though seeing as the Fire omits all their software.
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27 Jan 2012, 09:59 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

It will be interesting to see how Google positions their rumoured tablet. Schmidt implied that it would be a top of the range tablet, which presumably would compete with the iPad. However it might make more sense for Google to target the Kindle Fire - presumably it wants the Google Android Market on the majority of Android tablets out there.

Amazon can sell the Fire at below cost and make up the difference on lock-in. I'm not sure that drive consumers to Google Search, Gmail and their Market would make Google enough to under-price the G-tablet by much.
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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

Nice use of statistics that.

No mention of iPad coz its not Android - so suggests dominance


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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

(28 Jan 2012 09:50 AM)carryonvending Wrote:  No mention of iPad coz its not Android - so suggests dominance

Indeed. The iPad dominates the market at the moment; in the last quarter of 2011 iPad had 58% of the market, but that is down from 68% in 2010. Android is catching up but at the moment the Kindle Fire seems to be the only Android Tablet that has really caught the attention of Joe Public. Even the Galaxy Tab doesn't seem to have made much of an impact on the general public.

There are plenty of niche Android tablets at similar prices to the iPad, but most people with that sort of money to spend will no doubt go for the Apple with its established ecosystem. That's why I suspect that if Google want's to dominate Android sales it would need to compete with the Fire.

I don't suppose Amazon cares either way - they are all suitable platforms for consuming Kindle books.
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(28 Jan 2012 06:18 PM)Lou Wrote:  I wonder what the future of Android may be now that Google are requiring owners to register their phone with a Google+ account as of March when their new privacy (or lack of) policy kicks in.

http://www.itworld.com...

More info on TechRadar: http://www.techradar.com...

Good article here too: http://www.theatlantic.com...
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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

Having read Google's new privacy policy I can't say it particulary worries me. There doesn't appear to be anything particularly new in there - it's just that by merging the various separate policies they have highlighted how much information needs to be logged to run a wide range of web services.

The only thing that made me look twice was references to logging phone numbers called, but as IT World point out, this does seem to be a reference to Google Voice rather then Android. When making a phone call or sending an SMS from an Android device you are not normally using a Google service so the policy doesn't apply.
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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

This post was last modified: 29 Jan 2012 12:42 PM by Phil.
(28 Jan 2012 07:19 PM)carryonvending Wrote:  
(28 Jan 2012 06:18 PM)Lou Wrote:  now that Google are requiring owners to register their phone with a Google+ account as of March when their new privacy (or lack of) policy kicks in.

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Isn't it similar with Windows Mobiles though, you have to link it to a windows live account and you end up with all your contacts etc copied over to windows live. Sad
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This post was last modified: 29 Jan 2012 01:09 PM by frogplate.
(29 Jan 2012 12:41 PM)Phil Wrote:  Isn't it similar with Windows Mobiles though, you have to link it to a windows live account and you end up with all your contacts etc copied over to windows live. Sad

You can use a Windows Mobile phone without a Windows Live ID, but only as a basic phone. Much of the smartphone functionality requires a Live ID - see the (very long) Windows Phone Privacy Statement. However some Microsoft services are accessed from separate IDs, for example Xbox LIVE and Zune - so the services are not quite so explicitly integrated as Google's. It could be argued that privacy is more granular on Windows Mobile as the user can log in with Windows Live, but not a Zune account, for example. But once any one account is associated with the phone's IMEI I assume that Microsoft can infer the rest.

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