That there has been a marked rise in sales of Android tablets, as found out by research firm Strategy Analytics. The study reveals 10.5 million units of Android based tablets had being shipped in the last quarter of 2011. The figure indicates an increase by a whooping 300 percent over the same period a year earlier. Android devices now command 39 percent market share of the entire tablet PC sector in the market today.
The report from Strategy Analytics, however, does not indicate if it was any particular tablet that accounted for this surge in sales or it was just an overall increase across the board. However, it’s well known fact that the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet that were among the better selling Android tablets and have contributed to this sales surge.
Nook tablets and Kindle Fires sold 4 million units, which amounts to about 40 percent of the total 10.5 million tablets that have been sold.