Report: 7 inch tablets are the most popular size for Android users
posted by Alan F. / Apr 13, 2013, 7:21 PM
After that, the next four slates are all 7 inch models beginning with the the Amazon Kindle Fire and its 7.5% share, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is next with a 4.9% slice of the pie just beating out the Samsung Galaxy Tab and its 4.8% share. All of the top listed 7 inch tablets on the list sell for less than $200, perhaps explaining why the 7 inch Android niche has been such a popular one. HP is getting into the game with the HP Slate 7 which will be priced at $169.99.
Even non Android manufacturers are turning to the 7 inch screen size for lower priced models. There is the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini, and there recently has been talk that Microsoft is looking to produce versions of its Microsoft Surface tablet with a 7 inch screen.
source: Animoca via GIGaom
Samsung will always be the #1 Android manufacture still kinda sadden that sony isn't even on the top 3.
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 7:23 PM 5
I'd love to see a 7" tablet from Sony :/ I don't really think that Sony's taking tablet business seriously..
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 9:39 PM 3
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not true everyone likes bigger tabels just like bigger phones 10 - 10.1 is the most popular size for tabels
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 8:42 PM 1
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Ask any person who has a 7 and 10 inch tablet whic one they use more. I know people that have iPads gathering dust while they carry their Nexus 7 here and there. Portability and ease of use are king for tablets.
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 11:16 PM 1
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BREAKING NEWS! More affortable tablets are more popular then expensive ones. *rolls eyes*
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 11:48 PM 2
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Not a fan of small tablets, but I can see why 7inch tablets are preferred, not everyone wants to be carrying around a large 10inch tablet as most of them are quite heavy, personally I don't mind them.
posted on Apr 14, 2013, 6:09 AM 0
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I had a Nex7 but gave it to my son when I got the Nex10. The 7 was a nice size and all but not that much bigger than my Note2 so I found myself not using it at all. Not to mention, I really loved the job Sammy did on the 10. It's the nicest tablet I've ever used and was immediately sold haha. Nex10 is the best tablet for the money and the one I use daily.
posted on Apr 14, 2013, 7:51 AM 1
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Interesting, I had the exact opposite experience. I also own a Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 7 and find myself not using the Note 2 much anymore except as a mobile hotspot for my N7. I am on the go a lot and find the N7 easy to carry. I also consume a lot of media and have several eMagazine subscriptions. Both magazines and movies look better on my N7. Part of my problem making the switch to a 10 inch is partially portability but also resolution. 1280x800 for a 10 incher to me is a fail at this point. The only 10 incher I would consider is the Nexus 10. There are other high-res 10 inchers out there, but one other issue I have is I want at least one mobile device I own to be stock android (without modding). I like all the super cool features Samsung packs into TouchWiz, so I'll keep that for my phone...but I also like having a tablet with the latest version of Android. Of course, the 7 inch over 10 inch consumer preference might not be all that complicated to figure out simply considering price. The other factor is that Samsung and Amazon rule the Android Tablet market. Actually, Samsung rules both the phone and tablet market. So just taking the top 12 from that list, we have around 40% of the market share between Samsung and Amazon. Amazon is pretty much going straight for the 7 to 8.9 inch crowd, while Samsung has a plethora of choices (just like what they do with phones). But both have strong consumer brand recognition. ASUS makes great products, but some of my non-techie friends get a quizzical look on their face when I tell them my N7 was made by ASUS and that they have some nice higher end products like the Tranformer Pad Infinity. They seem more comfortable considering a tablet when I put the word "Samsung" in front of the product (Note 10.1, Tab 2 or even the Google Nexus 10 manufactured by Samsung).
posted on Apr 14, 2013, 8:33 AM 0
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