Open Signal: 24,093 unique and different Android powered devices are available16
Android devices don't appear magically out of nowhere. 1294 manufacturers are responsible for the huge number of different Android powered gadgets. 37.8% of the 24,093 phones, tablets, watches etc. are branded with the Samsung name. Last year, Samsung had a 43% share of all individual Android products available.
Open Signal used graphics to show the fragmentation that Android developers face. A chart showing the leading Android OS build at any given time, also shows the different builds that are still active. Just the other day, we showed you that .3% of Android users are still rockin' Froyo (Android 2.2), a build that was a big deal in the Summer of 2010.
One telling chart shows the comparison of build distribution between iOS and Android. There are nine different Android builds listed from Android 2.2 Froyo all the way up to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Open Signal compared that to three iOS sectors (iOS 8, iOS 7 and before iOS 7).
source: OpenSignal via PCMag