Here are the world’s most popular Android tablets

Here are the world’s most popular Android tablets
Android tablets come in such a mind-boggling variety in sizes and forms that it is hard to keep track of them, but there must be a couple of devices that stand out among the rest. And indeed there are.

App publisher Animoca ran an interesting test on nearly a million Android tablets that use its software across the globe and came up with some interesting data. And the most popular Android tablet turned out to be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with an 11.8% share of the market. Second came the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and only then were the Amazon Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets. The Google Nexus 7 took the sixth place. The Animoca test tracked users accessing Google Play and playing one of their games.

Interestingly, though, another research firm, Localytics, ran the same test on an even larger base of tablets in March. The numbers came in similar but not identical. The Galaxy Tab 2 got the leada but it was a much narrower race with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets that came in second. The Nexus 7 ranked fourth here.

What’s noteworthy in both surveys is how widespread are the Samsung tablets. We guess volume and scale are important factors after all.

source: Read Write Web



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

As expected.......Samsung takes the first place! :P

4. Kurai unregistered

I also expected that because they flooded the market with different versions or should i say different screen sizes

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, they have 5.8", 6.3", 8.0"............Sammy boy is getting BIG!!

8. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

They have only screen size to change...other variations are negligible..!

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, others including design and the materials, right?

25. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. Different screen sizes, almost same low resolution, and same innards. Ugh.

15. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Actually that would be Apple. :)

19. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

You can't even see an iPad..

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Cuz this is "the worlds most popular Android tablets", so the iPad is not included, iPad is using iOS............

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

WTF?, where is Nexus10 ?

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hardly anybody knows about the Nexus 10. i want to see an N10 for myself but i still haven't even seen one yet.

17. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Love my Nexus 10

3. Andrew10301

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I'm genuinely surprised the nexus 10 didn't make it, I own the 32gb variant and it's the best tablet I've used. Though it may be availability issues. Until about January it was hard to get.

10. Aeires unregistered

How well does the dual core keep up with such an awesome screen? I've been considering this tablet but holding out because rumors have a quad core in the pipeline.

16. Andrew10301

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Holds up to need for speed most wanted, dead trigger, and shadow gun well and I rarely have any sudders on it.

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Obviously Localytics has a pretty high US user base, while Animoca numbers look a lot more Woldwide.

6. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

sorry but the reality is that the nexus 7 is the most complete of them all. and in the near future maybe the new Samsung note 8 will be the best

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The most complete? Not at all! It lacks rear camera, SD card slot, USB host support, vibration... what is good of the Nex7 (I'm a nex7 owner, and I love it) is that it concentrates on things that REALLY do matter, i.e. processor speed and screen resolution, removing things that are unnecessary, to keep the price low. The result is a tablet that is fast and has a hi-res screen, which are the most important things, for a low price. And... an always up-to-date software!

13. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

hahahaha where is icrap

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Errrrm....Apple do not use Android on their tablets, I'm typing this on my iPad4 and can tell you it doesn't use Android, and according to the topic name this is world’s most popular ANDROID tablets.

18. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012


21. MobileJunkieJr

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Something tells me you just want to rant Apple... Without even reading the headline properly.

22. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

xperia tablet z

24. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Why are their stats so widely varied?

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