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Amazon Steals 14% Tablet Market Share In Q4, Apple Share Drops To 57%

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

It was clear since the Fire first debuted that it would launch some competitive product for Apple’s iPad, which has been dominated the market since it arrived. But today iSuppli has provided up a small insight into just how fierce the competition really is.

The research firm, Apple’s market share in the tablet arena went down form 64 percent in Q3 to 57 percent in Q4, with Amazon nabbing a 14 percent share.

Though the price tag $200 on the Kindle Fire seems to be an enough temptation for tablet buyers, according to IHS research Apple customers were more diverted away from the iPad by the iPhone 4S that they were the Fire.

It would seem as though that $200 price tag on the Kindle Fire was temptation enough for tablet buyers, but according to IHS research Apple customers were more swayed away from the iPad by the iPhone 4S than they were the Fire.

Including Christmas sales, Apple shipped at least 15.4 million iPads while Amazon had shipped 3.9 million Fires. It’s important to note that shipments are a very different number than sales, but with both of these products selling well we wouldn’t consider these numbers misleading by any means.

iSuppli projects that the iPad 3, which will most certainly be the superior device, will help Apple recapture any market share it lost over the past few months, but with such a gap between price points, anything can happen.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet took the third and fourth spots, with 8 percent and 7 percent shares respectively.

Source: techcrunch

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Happy Birthday Firefox, You’re Now 7 Years Old!

November 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Firefox has just turned seven years old.

Firefox was released in 2004 and it is now aged seven years. Following its intial release in 2004, the browser changed the browser landscape and attained a substantial market share. But recently Firefox has, once again, become a outsider in the cut-throat browser competition that is more and more fought between Google and Microsoft.

Firefox was originally part of the Mozilla application suite, but now it has turned to be the core product of Mozilla. But it remained the most popular application for a period. Mozilla has exposed its idea of expanding its reach beyond the plain browser, particularly when it will introduce the Boot-to-Gecko OS in Q1 of 2012.

There is a massive shift for Firefox in the current year, not only just because of the introduction of a different UI in Firefox 4, but also mainly because of the introduction of a rapid release cycle model that pays tribute to a widely readied spry development method as well as the replacement of key personalities at Mozilla.

The Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner departed from the company shortly after the launch of Firefox 4; Vice President Mike Shaver walked off to take a position at Facebook; and UI lead Alex Faaborg just recently announced his departure without revealing his destination.

In a short note that announced the birthday of the browser, the organization mentioned that Firefox 8 is about 32 times faster than Firefox1. The overall market is changing even faster and Mozilla has had trouble keeping market share. Firefox has lost nearly five points of market share, over the past 12 months. According to StatCounter’s preliminary data, it seems that Chrome may outrank Mozilla in this month. For the first ten days of the current month, Firefox market share is estimated at 25.56 percent, just ahead of Chrome with 25.30 percent. Compared to the September, Firefox has surrendered more than 0.8 points of share, while Chrome has gained 0.3 points.

Source: tomshardware

Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader storms into Firefox on an HTML5 chariot

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Safari and Chrome made their launch before three months, and after this short period, Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader app has at last made its way to Firefox. This is an HTML 5-based application. Now Mozilla devotees can utilize Kindle books. They can access Kindle books directly from their browsers for both online and offline reading and at the same time the users can sync their digitized libraries, notes and bookmarks. Kindle app is available for Firefox 6 and above, the Kindle Cloud Reader also provides a touch-optimized store that is integrated directly within the application, putting the users within just one click of Amazon’s coffers. Take it for a spin at the source link below. Customers can start reading their Kindle books immediately using Kindle Cloud Reader at http://read.amazon.com.

Source: engadget