Friday, April 27, 2012

Kindle Fire captures over half of Android tablet market

RESTON, USA: comScore Inc. announced the next generation of its Device Essentials service, offering new insight into global digital device usage.

Based on comScore's global Unified Digital Measurement (UDM) data, which utilizes census-level information from tagged web page content, Device Essentials includes reporting of brand and operating system for digital device and Internet traffic patterns (i.e. page views) from computers, smartphones, tablets, music, players, e-readers and gaming devices.

"comScore is excited to introduce our next generation Device Essentials product, which provides new insight into digital device usage and detailed reporting of traffic patterns within local markets," said Serge Matta, comScore president of mobile & operator solutions. "These new insights are invaluable to all stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem as they seek to provide valuable services and optimize the mobile media experience for their customers."

comScore Device Essentials includes previously available reporting capabilities across all of comScore's global reporting geographies, plus detailed reporting for local US markets including states and DMAs as well as the addition of unique device measurement. Current reporting capabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Share of smartphone and feature phone usage by OS.
* Carrier share of smartphone traffic.
* OS share of carrier traffic.
* Traffic to site content categories by carrier, OS and device type.
* Wifi vs. Non-Wifi traffic.

Amazon Kindle Fire doubles share of Android tablet market in two months
The Kindle Fire, introduced to the market in November 2011, has seen rapid adoption among buyers of tablets. Within the Android tablet market, Kindle Fire has almost doubled its share in the past two months from 29.4 percent share in December 2011 to 54.4 percent share in February 2012, already establishing itself as the leading Android tablet by a wide margin.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab family followed with a market share of 15.4 percent in February, followed by the Motorola Xoom with 7.0 percent share. The Asus Transformer and Toshiba AT100 rounded out the top five with 6.3 percent and 5.7 percent market share, respectively.

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