Market research firm comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) reported today that the Kindle Fire from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is the market share leader by a wide margin among tablet devices using the Android operating system from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). The data did not include market share numbers for the iPad from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
The Kindle Fire nabbed 54.4% of the Android tablet market in February, followed by the Galaxy tab family of tablets from Samsung Electronics Ltd. (OTC: SSNLF.PK) with 15.4% and the Xoom tablet from Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MMI). The Dell Streak from Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) holds a 1.3% share and the Tablet S from Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) has a 0.7% share.
In December the Kindle fire had a 29.4% share of the Android tablet market, and it took share from every one of its competitors over the next two months. The iPad’s share of the total market for tablets is around 70%.