Android device diversity pictured

Android device diversity pictured
Android is a huge ecosystem, but it’s hard to wrap your head around just how big it is - literelly thousands of different devices with all kinds of screen sizes, shapes and forms, all united under the Android umbrella. OpenSignalMaps refer to this as fragmentation, and we prefer to use the word variety, but finally what matters is that a massive study of 681,900 devices shows a very accurate picture of the widely diverse world of Android today.

The study by the application was conduced over the last 6 months and covered 192 countries, with the most popular devices from ones you’ve probably never heard of. 

So how many distinct Android device are there? The study found 3997 devices running on Android, and among them Samsung products being the most popular, with the Galaxy S II grabbing the popularity crown. The study uses stats from customers who have downloaded the OpenSignalMaps application. The Galaxy SII (GT-i1900) had 61,389 of its users downloading the application in the last half a year.


When it comes to Android vendors, Samsung again had the lion’s share, followed by HTC, and this will hardly surprise anyone. Samsung won with 270,144 devices, grabbing 40% of the market.


Interestingly, the study showed a higher percentage of ICS devices than the official Google data. ICS was adopted by nearly 8% of users as of April 2012.


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9 Comments

1. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Wow sure are a lot of Android manufacturers. Reminds me of Windows.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why it reminds you Window?

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Probably because there's lot of OEMs who put Windows on their computers

10. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

a lot of OEMs use windows for their OS. and why are t-mo, sprint and verizon vodaphone and all other carriers on there...they dont MANUFACTURE phones

2. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

great!! this is called democracy everything else is called dictate.....sometimes my Android is not supported but in 95 % it is OK, so no problem, just marketing misleads :-P

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

SEMC = Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Damn they big.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Nice to see my Evo 4G clinging to a relatively large spot, for a phone being available on only a few carriers (PC36100)

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Gotta love android.

9. highkingfan

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2012

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