Infographic: Android device popularity across the world

by: Mike StengerApril 10, 2013

Android usage

Despite Android growth leveling off in the U.S., it’s still the number one mobile OS worldwide. Handset Detection recently analyzed 35 million Android devices in seven countries across four different categories: Top models, top screen sizes, number of unique devices, and what percentage of phones compared to tablets.

Starting in the U.S., here are the top 10 models:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
  • Android Generic
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE
  • Motorola DROID X
  • Google Nexus 7

Handset Detection doesn’t specify what “Android Generic” is, though it appears in the ‘top models’ for other countries as well. The most popular screen size in the U.S. is 1280 x 720, followed by 960 x 540 and 480 x 320. In total, there are 1,360 unique devices. Smartphones are significantly more popular than tablets, making up almost 86 percent of all Android devices.

Here are the top 10 Android devices in Great Britain:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
  • Android Generic
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HTC One X

As far as the top screen sizes, 800 x 480 is number one, followed by 1280 x 720 and 1280 x 800. There are 961 unique Android devices in Great Britain with 78 percent of all devices being smartphones.

Here are some interesting facts about Android usage worldwide:

  • France has the highest percentage of Android tablets at 28 percent.
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III appear in the top 10 for every country.
  • 30 percent of Android phones in India have a resolution of just 320 x 240.
  • The U.S. has the highest number of unique Android devices.

To see how well other countries stacked up, you can check out the full infographic below.

Worldwide Smartphone Infograph

  • FRGuzman

    That awkward moment when you realize your whole sub-continent doesn’t exist. Sent from Argentina, South America.

    • Michael McGrade

      Africa isn’t on there either…nor is Asia. I would be interested in seeing a true representation world wide. I doubt we would get a lot of info from certain Asian countries but I don’t see why any South American or African nations were mentioned.

      • ganeshkrishnan

        India is part of Asia

        • Michael McGrade

          True…but not typically a country you may think of when you think Asia…at least I don’t. Either way I would love to see more data from more countries.

          • DGM

            I know…for you Asia means China….But Asia is much much much^10k more than China!

    • Diego Odorizzi

      Weird, where is Brazil? According to Samsung, Brazil is the 5th largest market of this particular handset company.

      • Imagine low prices in Brazil! We would be first or second. Here, everything is expensive.

    • MasterMuffin

      And the biggest country and the country with most people aren’t there either :D

  • utkarsh gupta

    where is china ???

  • gues72

    Android Generic for India could mean Micromax, Karbon and many other local brands.

  • nishantsirohi123

    why is china not included

  • slimmy

    Where the heck is Canada

    • Barney Stinson

      Everyone knows Canada doesn’t really exist. It’s just a myth Americans use to scare their children.

  • Peter

    so the chinadroid segment was left off due of laziness? or because it would throw all the scaling off?

  • Neil Summers

    A time will come in the very near future that no one will be using a desktop computer and everyone will be accessing the net thru a mobile device.