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Kindle Fire is more popular among gamers than ‘normal’ Android tablets

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:44PM EST

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Amazon’s eReaders aren’t just for books anymore. A survey conducted by App Annie and IDC shows that although the iOS App Store and Google Play still dominate the mobile gaming world, the Kindle Fire, which uses Amazon’s own proprietary app store, was the most popular Android-based gaming tablet of Q3 2013. Of the 1,117 respondents, over 10% voted for the Kindle Fire as their favorite mobile gaming device, topping even Nintendo’s DS and 3DS lineup. Normal Android tablets with Google Play received closer to 5%. The survey also shows that Android’s smartphones are the most popular mobile gaming devices, amassing around 20% of total votes. Apple remains the undisputed leader of the mobile gaming scene, especially in terms of revenue, but Android is continuing to creep closer every quarter.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.