Motorola DROID is the most popular Android phone

Motorola DROID is the most popular Android phone
AdMob's latest metrics report, based on a survey of 12.7 million Android phones as of May 31st, shows that the Motorola DROID is the most popular Android model. With a 22% share of the Android pie, the DROID beat out the 16% that was captured by the HTC Hero. The rest of the top 5 is populated by HTC models, the Dream, the Magic and the Droid Eris, each with 8% to 10% of the market. The Nexus One was out of the top 5 with just a 2% share. Because the report was dated prior to the launch of the EVO 4G, the nation's first 4G enabled device was not on the list although based on its high sales for the first month of its existence, the handset should be in the top 5 next month. As for manufacturers, HTC has a controlling 53% share with Motorola's 30% mark good for second. Samsung's 9% makes the Korean based firm a distant third. Upcoming launches that could make a quick impact on the top 5 include Motorola's DROID X and DROID 2 (launching July 15th and August 23rd, respectively) and the 4 variants for the Samsung Galalxy S that each of the top U.S. carriers will be offering (Verizon Fascinate, AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant and Sprint Epic 4G). As we reported, the Vibrant will be the first Galaxy out of the chute in the States, launching July 21st. 67% of Android users are in North America while China is second with 13% of the world's users of Google's open source OS

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source: AdMob via AfterDawn


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26 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow i am impressed the moment made the list

19. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

I know right, the underrated android still has some life to it

2. scottmbolt unregistered

Damn, my Hero is #2!

11. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

and droid incredible isnt up there at all? that to me seems weird....

13. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

yeah b/c nobody has it yet. backordered till next freakin year

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Probably b/c not enough people have actually received their device in time for this report to make an impact. I'm more surprised the Motorola Devour with MOTOBLUR didn't make the list tho! J/k LOL...that is worthless.

18. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Well that's probably because 90 percent of the people who ordered one haven't gotten it yet.

23. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ya its too new

24. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

little far fetched...

3. doublej1970

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

Take a new report in two weekz and X will mark the number 1 spot!!!

8. XxxMich3113xxX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 30, 2010

yea, probably not..good luck tho. ... the X has no keyboard...fail...

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That will most likely happen, but Evo is still the better handset

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

When you have a massice 4.3 inch display.....you don't need a keyboard.

20. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Evo does have a 4.3 screen, not that it matters, few months from now all will fall before the EPIC!

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It's evo, epic or fascinate for me.

4. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Motorola has come back from the grave. Kudos to them for their excellent Android devices.

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I would have typed the same thing had I stopped reading before your comment. Motorola is back, anyone remember the RaZR? NOPE! Its the Droid legacy from here on out.

6. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

What are you talking about? Of course everyone remembers the RAZR.

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Hopefully it wont be a one hit wonder like the razr was...

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Thats the point Motorola is 2 for 2 with this Droid reign. -2 WTF I am starting to think people are confusing me for you Crapple..lol

25. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Probably....we are usually on the same page when it comes to this crap...

10. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Are you kidding! Lots of people remember the RAZR. The RAZR was a hugely popular seller in it's time and people who just want basic phones are still using them. I still see people walking down the street using them. Smartphones are hugely popular obviously, but there's still a market out there even in the U.S for basic and feature phones. That's why they are still being produced and sold. You may scoff, but phones like T-Mobiles Gravity line are good sellers. While the subsidized price for the higher end phones has come down to become more affordable many people in this current economy don't want to be saddled down with the cost of the required data plans regardless of how much cheaper the phone may be. That's besides the point though I'm not surprised Motorola was at the top. Android or Non-Android, Motorola has always made good products that are built well. More importantly they feel solid and they feel like they are built to last. And for people who don't want to or can't afford to swap out their phones every 6 months for the latest & greatest durability is important. The OS is only part of what makes a good device.

26. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

The RAZR was great. The 10 variations of it were not IMHO.

15. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The X will be popular because it has the best calling capabilities of any android phone - period. All reviewers who have used it say it is crystal clear and great as a phone. A couple have said it's the best smartphone they have ever used for calls. Moto is known for that. Every other feature is secondary unless you believe otherwise like Apple. I didn't like my RAZR, but is was a great phone.

16. becazican unregistered

i dont understand, i love the android platform but my droid is the most sucky phone, 4th one in 6 months and all of them had something mechanically wrong with, this last one still giving my problems about ready to go round and round with verizon

21. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Yeah Ive had mine for about 2 months and the butttons on my keyboard are starting to show random letters and symbols on the screen when I press them.

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