It’s been less than 6 months since Amazon Kindle Fire was first launched on November 15 last year and it is already number one Android tablet in the global market. According to ComScore and other research reports, Kindle Fire accounts for over 50 percent of all Android tablets in the world. As of February 2012, alone in the United States, about 54.4 percent of total Android tablets were Kindle Fire.
The much-hyped Samsung’s Galaxy Tab accounts for only 15.4 per cent of the market which is followed by Motorola Xoom which covered about 7 percent market share.
Kindle Fire uses a ‘forked’ version of the Android Operating System (Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS), which is customized by Amazon’s developer. This is the key reason why it looks so different from a standard Android installation. The success of Kindle Fire will have far reaching impact on global tablet market. It might not be the best tablet around but the $199 price tag and easy-to-use features will definitely keep it ahead than most of high-end tablet makers.