11) Kindle Fire Powers Android Tablet Share
Strategy Analytics revealed that the Kindle Fire helped power market share for tablets based on Google’s Android operating system to 39 percent market share for the fourth quarter of 2011, up from 29 percent a year ago.
22) Apple iPad Q4 Sales
33) A Flurry of Evidence
Mobile analytics firm Flurry supplied more evidence that the Kindle Fire is gaining momentum-thanks to its traffic share gains. As this chart from Flurry suggests, when the Fire launched in November, the Galaxy Tab comprised 63 percent of Android app sessions. Through January, the Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire each accounted for 36 percent of app usage, showing the Fire paired with Amazon’s Appstore has proved to be popular among consumers.
44) Kindle Fire Beats Tab in Paid Downloads
55) Amazon Appstore
What does that lead us to conclude? “This shows that for tablets, the Amazon Appstore can already deliver more direct revenue to developers than the Android Market,” Flurry wrote in a blog post. Wow.
66) Amazon and Apple
77) Quality Content
88) Content as Revenue Driver
This successful approach has led RBC Capital analyst Ross Sandler to claim that Amazon may be making roughly $136 in content over the life of its device.
99) 6 Million Fires?
The content delivery has Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan believing Amazon sold as many as 6 million Fires in Q4, up from Rohan’s earlier modeling for 5 million units.
1010) Netflix Beware
It could get better for Fire users: Amazon is reportedly going to launch a streaming video subscription service to challenge Netflix. That would provide Amazon with another feather in its content cap and give rival Netflix fits.