Amazon Kindle Fire outselling Apple iPad at BestBuy.com, leads all Android tablets in Q4 sales

Amazon Kindle Fire outselling Apple iPad at BestBuy.com, leads all Android tablets in Q4 sales
A new report from iSuppli shows that the new device on the block, the Amazon Kindle Fire, will be the best selling Android powered tablet for the fourth quarter. Just launched on November 15th, iSuppli expects 3.9 million copies of the low priced tablet to find a home by year's end, good enough for a 13.8% share of the tablet market. That would make the $199 product the top selling Android tablet in the three month quarter.

That pales in comparison with the Apple iPad, which is expected to have a 65.8% share of the tablet market by the end of the current quarter. But with the long head start that the iPad has over Amazon's product, it is like comparing oranges with, uh, apples. Samsung comes next in the tablet wars with an expected 4.8% share of the tablet market. That is a pretty big drop off from Amazon's slice of the pie. Some of the drop off can be due to the ban in Australia and Germany of the Korean manufacturer's flagship Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. This might change as a recent ruling in Australia reverses the ban in that country, while Samsung has revised the look of the tablet for the German Market. Barnes and Noble comes in fourth with a predicted 4.7% Q4 share in the tablet arena, followed by the 1.3% that HTC is supposed to earn.

Amazon's online store has millions of customers around the world which helps promotion of the Kindle Fire. In addition, the tablet has some pretty tight Amazon integration with users buying content, apps and cloud based storage directly from the online retailer. The Amazon Kindle Fire might use Google's open source OS, but for the most part, Google apps are MIA here.

Besides Amazon, another winner with the success of the Kindle Fire is Texas Instruments whose OMAP 4 dual core processor lives under the hoods of the Kindle Fire and  the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet. This makes TI the second largest supplier of mobile processors to the tablet market, although the 8.9 inch version of the Kindle Fire is rumored to have a NVIDIA Tegra processor aboard.

Some might poo-poo the momentum that the Amazon Kindle Fire has by pointing out that being sold on Amazon by Amazon gives the tablet a huge promotional edge. And yes, we hear you there. But riddle us this Batman, why then does the Amazon Kindle Fire show up as the top selling tablet at BestBuy.com, outselling the 16GB Apple iPad 2? Regardless of the answer, the Amazon tablet is expected to help the entire tablet segment increase sales by 7.7% this year.

source: iSuppli , TechCrunch via AndroidandMe

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35 Comments

1. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Obviously Best Buy is lying, Apple is always #1

5. catfacepanda

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Um, why would Best Buy be lying? They have no reason to. The Kindle Fire is outselling other tablets because of the price point. Use your brain. It's the Christmas season, people want deals and they would much rather spend $199 on a tablet that has both apps and internet, than $600, regardless of brand.

7. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Sarcasm really doesn't translate to the internet.

8. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Thats why you need a sarcasm face like so :) or 0_0

22. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Kindle Fire do not have light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer sensor cannot play game like car racing, etc.

2. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Boss Applecis number one by a longshot, but it's not surprising at a $200 price point this tablet will sell. The kindle also has a big advantage over other android tablets. Content.

6. DetroitTech

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Yeah has anyone seen the economy lately? People will settle if it's "cheap". And 199$ compared to 499$ is cheap...Really most people don't even know the difference. Only us tech people do. Most people think a tablet is a tablet. It's true. Still. Kudos to Amazon.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

go.. away.. taco. only a pathetic individual would get banned and then keep creating new accounts that continually get banned. get a clue.

3. grtphones

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Id take the kindle any day. I hear its nice I'm not surprised its doing so well. Anyone want to buy me one???

4. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Never buy a first generation device. Don't buy it. I didn't wanted to buy the iPad either. It's the iPad 2 when it's second generation you get the huge advantages. Smart cover for the iPad is just great invention (example). You don't need an extra physical board or whatever. And other things. So apparantly the top selling tablet at BestBuy.com is the kindle fire? Maybe but the kindle fire is only one device, you don't get versions of the kindle fire. While the iPad 2 has a white and black version, a 64GB and a 32GB, etc. If you combine the iPad 2 (all the versions) together then it would outsell.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Funny... that's the argument that iFanboys always hate Android fans for using.

10. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I read this article also on various sites. And they said it's because of the kindle fire has just one version. Srr it's not only my opinion. Nice try thought.

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

He didn't say it was your opinion but you have to admit its funny. Anytime that is brought up regarding iOS sales vs Android everyone shoots it down. Now that its the other way around it makes perfect sense...

12. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

ptt why do I even try first alinea my opinion second what I've read on various site. So that's it. That's all that i got to tell you about this.

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

What?

19. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Here's a source iamcc. http://9to5mac.com/2011/11/29/did-the-kindle-outsell-the-ipad-at-best-buy-last-weekend/#more-114664 reliable souce it's an old article that means PA is late with this. And 9to5mac is also used as a source by PA. Now don't comment blindly on me like people do on remixfa. So iamcc, you see the only differents between me and the rest is that i give a source here (and more information). Now you can't question it anymore. Now reply pls with I agree or I disagree or whatever.

25. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I wasn't commently blindly. I said what because if you re read your post it made no sense. I understand now but if you read post #12 it obviously is ver y poorly written.

31. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Srr that it is poorly written. It's pretty old article this.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

aww.. thanks tacohunter :) ok.. umm.. i disagree. while i completely understand that you were just parroting opinions from another article that you read, you do have to admit that its a turn of the tables. every time we talk about iOS vs Android miz or taco or galito will give the "1 device vs an army" excuse. Now its a reversal of that. Besides, as far as I can tell, all ipad sales are still lumped under "ipad". Very rarely do apple sales get broken down into individual variations like they do with android sales... which is something that ive rallied against multiple times. We all knew the fire was going to be successful. Heck, even I didnt think it would swallow all other android tablets within like 2-4 weeks of its launch. Thats rather impressive no matter what side of the fence you sit on. But we are still looking at "estimates" not hard sales numbers, so who knows exactly what will happen. now that that is all out of the way, i got 2 things. 1) where is the transformer in those numbers? somehow asus got completely skipped and they are second only to samsung in tablet sales.. ok well 3rd now to amazon.. lol. 2) go fire go! the more they sell, the more downward pressure on the market we see.. the more cheap yet good tablets we will see.. and maybe just maybe we might see the end to 600+ tablets.

13. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I love Android period.

35. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Yeah me too but should this table be considered an Android one? No Google services whatsoever, no market, I know I know Android is buried somewhere inside and rooted would be a different story but still I wouldn't consider it an android device and remember the reason behind just about everyone's using Android is because is open (pretty much anybody can modify it) and FREE and yes I'm an android user as well.

15. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Google and company (Adroid, Google+, Chrome, Chrome OS) You have to admire Google's courage and confidence to push technology forward. That's what I call hot.

16. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I bought the Kindle Fire as a gift. It's perfect and feels like quality.

17. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

But for myself, I will get the Samsung Galaxy 7" plus tablet.

18. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I agree with Shelley. The kindle fire is a good but the galaxy tab 7.0 plus is the best 7inch tablet right now, although way over priced. Kindke fire IMO is good. Dual core processor but 512 ram? Bought the nook tablet for my mom for Xmas and returned the fire.

24. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I like the Galaxy...but the price has to come down before I'll pull the trigger.

20. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 is great but Kindle Fire I will wait for a newer model. $200 is very cheap for tablet but performance is not the same as Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I saw the GALAXY TAB 7" at Costco for 429.00 today, I believe - that is not a bad deal. I may get one when they go to 299.

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Lol is fine congrats... to Amazon.... fandroids are all over this.... what gets me is that fandroids praised the Galaxy Tab... and the one selling is the Kindle Fire... and now they read the title.and even slow poke Sniggly came here with quickness... finally it show.. specs.. means nothing... i will repeated for the flash enabled devices.... specs... means nothing.... thank...

33. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Explain yourself!! What do you mean?

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