Reston, Va. - The Kindle Fire tablet, launched last November, is on fire.
Kindle Fire almost doubled its share of the installed Android-tablet base in the U.S. from 29.4 percent in December 2011 to 54.4 percent in February 2012, ComScore research shows. Samsung's Galaxy Tab family followed, with a February share of 15.4 percent, trailed by the Motorola Xoom at 7 percent share, Asus Transformer at 6.3 percent, and Toshiba AT100 at 5.7 percent. Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Song models followed.
ComScore measured the share of unique devices in use in December, January and February.
The study also found that the amount of web browsing goes up with tablet screen size. People with 10-inch tablets view 39 percent more web pages than users of 7-inch tablets and 58 percent more than users of 5-inch tablets.