Amazon always mocking of the iPad ever since the first version of it launched, but the latest effort of the online retailer is pretty good even for its own high standards.
Amazon points out that if you happen to have 500 Dollars to spare you might want to purchase a poor-sunlight-display iPad or better get an Amazon Kindle eReader + 2x Kindle Fire slates for the same 500 Dollars with Android OS.
Good sales of Amazon Kindle Fire tablet led to significant gains for Google Android operating system in tablet market share during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new data from mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Flurry, which purports to measure application sessions on more than 90 percent of all Android devices, found that Android tablets gained 10 percent share from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011 and now represent 39 percent of the overall tablet market.
The Kindle Fire, which only just debuted this past November, has managed to best Samsung Galaxy Tab in terms of application session usage. The Kindle Fire already represents 35.7 percent of total Android tablet application sessions, while the Galaxy Tab has been reduced to just 35.6 percent, according to Flurry data that accounts for most of January 2012.
The Upcoming Amazon Kindle fire 2nd-generation is now just months away from production and could launch in Q2 of this year. Besides sporting a larger than expected 10-inch display instead of an 8.9-inch screen, this tablet is expected to have NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 under the hood. As you know by now, the Amazon Kindle Fire launched last November in time for the holiday season and quickly had Amazon as the number 2 position among global tablet vendors.
Amazon has yet to announce this tablet, but on Thursday, Amazon had placed an order for chassis from the Catcher Technologies plant in Taizhou, China. We take this with the usual grain of salt, including the estimate that Catcher gross margin will be 40% on the order. If true, this could be the signal to expect a new tablet to start undergoing production within the next few months.
Here is a Full Comparison between the Google Nexus 7, Apple New iPad 3rd Generation and Amazon Kindle Fire.
Nexus 7: Quad-core Tegra 3
Kindle Fire: Dual-core OMAP 4
iPad (3rd-gen): Dual-core A5
Nexus 7: 7 inches, 1280 x 800 (216ppi)
Kindle Fire: 7 inches, 1024 x 600 (169ppi)
iPad (3rd-gen): 9.7 inches, 2048x1536 Retina display (264ppi)
Nexus 7: Micro USB
Kindle Fire: Micro USB
iPad (3rd-gen): Dock connector
Nexus 7: 8/16 GB
Kindle Fire: 8 GB
iPad (3rd-gen): 16/32/64 GB
Nexus 7: 7.8 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches
Kindle Fire: 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches
iPad (3rd-gen): 9.5 x 7.3 x .37 inches
Nexus 7: Up to 8 hours of active use (4325 mAh)
Kindle Fire: Up to 8 hours of reading (with WiFi off)
iPad (3rd-gen): Up to 10 hours of use (42.5 Watt-hours)
Nexus 7: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Kindle Fire: Custom Android 2.3 Gingerbread
iPad (3rd-gen): iOS 5.1
Nexus 7: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
Kindle Fire: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
iPad (3rd-gen): WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Optional 4G LTE
Nexus 7: Pre-order now, shipping July
Kindle Fire: Now, with rumored update soon
iPad (3rd-gen): Now, with likely update in early 2013
Nexus 7: $199, 8GB; $249, 16GB
Kindle Fire: $199, 8GB
iPad (3rd-gen): $499, 16GB; $599, 32GB; $699, 64GB (4G will add an additional $130)