What good ecosystem Android? Of course, many! For example, you can always select a device to taste, but not limited vision of “ideal” only one company. However, at the same time it is a weakness of the mobile operating system from Google. Fragmentation devices really creates a lot of problems, to take at least the same OS update. How much more diverse Android? We, for example, we know that Samsung has released over 5 years 114 models (excluding additional variations of each of them). But how, then, all models of Android-smartphone runs the world?
The answer to this question is prepared by professionals of the OpenSignal . On the basis of data on the downloading of applications the company produced a map showing us how many models in the world of Android-smartphone, their producer who and what share of the market they are.
In fact, we are talking about 18,796 models. Is also interesting that in comparison with the previous year the number has increased by as much as 60%, ie 11 868 models, and just a year ago there were just 3,997.
When it comes to brands, the aforementioned Samsung is 43% Android-market, although the South Korean company, obviously, and slow down the pace in the last year of her figure was 47.5%. By the way, the second place is occupied by Sony, but on account of its only 4.8% of the available models of gadgets, what can we say about the rest of the producers.
In addition, the report addresses the question of fragmentation of Android. In the presented OpenSignal white line chart shows the market share occupied by devices with support for the latest API. As you can see, at the moment it is at a record low.
In the report concludes, which, in general, it is difficult not to agree:
«Fragmentation is both a strength and weakness of the ecosystem Android. It is a headache for developers, but also provides the basis for global coverage of Android. »
And how do you think that it’s more, benefit or harm?