Top three tablet producers in North America: Apple, Amazon and Samsung
Behind Apple is Amazon. The forked Android powered Kindle Fire line has given the company a 6.7% slice of the North American tablet pie. That figure was flat from the 6.7% share that Amazon had in 2013. We are near the holiday shopping season, a period that is usually a good one for the Kindle Fire slates, thanks to their low prices. And that brings up Samsung. With a gain of .9 percentage points from September 2013 to September 2014, the manufacturer had the largest increase in North American tablet market share year-over-year. Sammy now owns 6% of the market.
Even though its Surface Pro models were not included (they are considered laptops by Chitika), Microsoft had one of the best increases in share year-over-year, on a percentage basis. Led by the Microsoft Surface 2, the company saw its tablet share in North America rise from 1% to 1.6%. Verizon's Ellipsis 7 even managed to show up in the data, holding .5% of the market. The carrier will shortly introduce the slightly larger Ellipsis 8.
Besides Apple, other tablet makers that have seen their market share decline year-over-year, include Asus, Acer and Barnes and Noble. Google's Nexus tablets, fourth overall behind Samsung, had a slight rise over the year from a share of 1.6% in September 2013, to a share of 1.7% in September 2014. For Chitika's next report, we should see HTC represented on the list. The manufacturer produces the red hot Nexus 9 tablet.
source: Chitika via AndroidCentral