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