Amazon may win half the Android tablet market next year, according to a new prediction from Evercore Partners analyst Robert Cihra.
According to Fortune, Cihra wrote that the Kindle Fire tablets could make up 50% of the Android tablets sold in 2012.
Get daily business news.
The latest stories, funding information, and expert advice. Free to sign up.
“While Amazon’s Kindle Fire has come out of the gates strong, as expected, we see Apple maintaining its competitive lead, if anything accentuated by what now looks like the only tablet to so far mount any credible iPad challenge apparently needing to do so by selling at cost; not to mention Amazon’s success may just vaporise other ‘for profit’ Android tablet OEM roadmaps (eg., we est. Amazon 50% of all Android tablets in CY12),” he said.
”Meanwhile Apple goes on as the only vendor able to cream off the most profitable segment of each market it targets, whether tablet, smartphone or PC.”
Cihra has also adjusted first quarter revenue for Apple to $39.1 billion from $39.4 billion.