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Chart of the Week: Samsung owned the Christmas Android tablet market in the US

Chart of the Week: Samsung owned the Christmas Android tablet market in the US

The Holiday season is a time for giving. And in 2013 that meant tablets.

Of course, iPads remain the most desired item, but for Android developer Animoca that's not a device it really cares about.

Instead, it's been crunching the numbers to break down the top Android tablets from new users that it saw across its network in the US during the Holiday week.

Tab at the top

With the top 3 devices - including two 10-inch tablets - Samsung is clearly the key device manufacturer when it comes to Android tablets; that's similar to its position in the smartphone market.

The ASUS-Google Nexus 7 was the top non-Samsung device, with the remainder of the list made up of more Samsung devices, plus a bunch of budget tablets.

The Nextbook 8 HD and the RCA 7 are both cheap devices from retailer Walmart.

Sadly, though, Animoca's survey of 2 million new users during the 23 December 2013 to 7 January 2014 period only covers tablets using Google Play, so there's no visibility against Amazon's Kindle Fire device; something that would be a key comparison with respect to the US market.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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