Top 5 Best Selling Android Tablets

Below you’ll find a list of the best selling Android tablet computers available based on sales volume and customer feedback.

The Android tablet has evolved quite a bit over the past couple of years.  From from the Samsung Galaxy Tab which was introduced in September 2010, to the latest Android 4.0 tablets such as the Asus Transformer Prime, the Android operating system is quickly becoming a household name in the tablet computer space.

Android tablets have evolved quickly since 2010.  As early as Q4 2011, Android tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire are leveraging the Android OS in ways that most users never imagined.  The Kindle Fire is ultimately, at its core, an Android 2.3 tablet computer.

But Amazon diverged a bit with the Kindle Fire and actually developed their own web browser for their Android tablet called Amazon Silk.  The Silk web browser is built on WebKit, the same platform that Apple Safari and Google Chrome web browsers are built upon.

But what about today?  What are some of the best selling Android based tablet computers on the market, and how much are they selling for?  To answer these questions, I put together a list of the top 5 best selling Android tablets, based on Amazon’s sales statistics.

Top 5 Best Selling Android Tablets

 

 #1 – Amazon Kindle Fire

By a long shot, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the best selling Android tablet in the world.  In fact, Kindle Fire has been selling so well that it has actually climbed to the number two best selling tablet in the world, right behind Apple’s iPad.  It’s estimated that since its release in Q4 2011, Amazon has sold 5 – 6 million Kindle Fire tablets.  These numbers have never been verified because Amazon will not officially release the sales figures.  But most analyst can peg the number somewhere in that range with a fair amount of confidence.

Not only is Amazon’s Kindle Fire the best selling Android tablet in the world, but according to Amazon, the Kindle Fire has accumulated nearly 15,000 customer reviews.  This is about 14,000 more reviews than any other tablet computer (including the iPad) on Amazon.

Kindle Fire tablet prices:

Used:  starting at $189.99

New:  $199

#2 – Asus Transformer Prime

The Asus Transformer Prime was a new, revolutionary Android tablet in that it offered two unique selling points:  1)  It was marketed as being the first Android 4.0 tablet, or Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android OS, and 2)  the Transformer Prime would be become the first quad core tablet computer.  Both of these selling points have worked well for Asus, allowing the Transformer Prime to climb quickly to the number two best selling Android tablet on Amazon.

Asus Transformer Prime prices:

Used starting at $499.90

New:  $565.00

#3 – Samsung Galaxy Tab (32GB version)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 32GB model is the right now the third best selling Android tablet on Amazon.  The Galaxy Tab is currently released with Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS and comes with an 10.1 inch touchpad display.  It’s powered by a dual core processor, provides an HD display, and delivers full access to the Android marketplace for complete customization.  The 32GB Galaxy Tab is, in the history of Android tablets, one of the best tablet computers on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (32GB) prices:

Used starting at $410.00

New:  $469.99

#4 – Samsung Galaxy Tab (16GB version)

Just like its older brother, this Samsung Galaxy Tab 16GB model is a big success with users.  The 16GB version of the Galaxy Tab comes with the Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS and is powered by a Dual Core Tegra 2 processor with 1GB RAM.  The 16GB model also comes with an HD display and full Android market access.

Samsung Galaxy Tab (16GB version) prices:

Used starting at $372.48

New:  $399

#5 – 10.1 inch Asus Transformer TF101-A1

Now don’t get this Android tablet confused with it’s younger brother, the Asus Transformer Prime.  The Transformer TF101-A1 has been around for a while, but still packs a punch in performance and sales.  The Asus Transformer TF101-A1 comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 1 slot, 1GB Max and 16GB Internal Flash Memory.  As you can imagine, customers are really digging their older version of the Asus Transformer Android tablet.  And because of these specs, along with full access to the Android Marketplace, the Transformer TF101-A1 is the now the fifth best selling Android tablet.

Asus Transformer TF101-A1

Used starting at $294.99

New:  $390

So what do you think about the list above?  Do you agree that these are the best selling Android tablets?  Is there a different Android tablet that you’ve found to be a better buy?

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