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Updated: Jan 31, 2013 09:44 AM EST

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Mobile marketing and apps analytics firm Localytics reported in a recent statement that Amazon's Kindle Fire devices make up for 37% of U.S. android tablet market.

Tablets have overtaken traditional cell phones and desktops and have been dominating the markets for a while now. The U.S alone accounts for 59 percent of the global android tablet market. Now, mobile marketing and apps analytics firm Localytics have found that Amazon has a big role to play in the U.S. android tablet market. According to their recent report,  Amazon's Kindle Fire devices make up for 37% of the  U.S. android tablet market. The report also suggests that Amazon's role in the U.S. android tablet market has grown so big that developers should now make it a point that their software and apps are available in Amazon's App Store.

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"In the meantime, any Android developer with a focus on tablets should be distributing their apps in the Amazon App Store," said Localytics, which analyzed data from over 500 million unique devices during its research.

"The degree to which Amazon has dominated their most serious geographical market should speak to the future potential, and since Google Play is unavailable on the Kindle Fire family, adding Amazon's App Store as a distribution channel is important."

Barnes and Noble's Nook tablets came in second and account for 10 percent of the U.S. android tablet market. Samsung's Galaxy followed a close third with a 9 percent hold on the market.  Google's Nexus 7 also made it on the list and was placed fourth with an 8 percent share.

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