A good variety for the consumer not to the developer Another lesson, the Samsung weight which represents 37.8% of the observed park. The Galaxy S III is the most popular among the audited users of the application before the S4 and S5. But the South Korean giant loses its luster, its share was 47.5% in the previous study. LG, Sony and Motorola completed the podium. Followed by Chinese Lenovo and Huawei. To note, the presence of Nokia in 14th place with the X based on an Android fork, line now abandoned by Microsoft.
But for the end customer, this fragmentation should have good “side consumer, the big Android ecosystem strength has always been the possibility to choose a device perfectly suited to its specifications, facing the wide choice available. This trend continues this year with a number of devices and manufacturers Android never seen before. “
OS side, when Apple with iOS boastful 8 installed on 85% of the park, Google must always maintain a high degree of fragmentation (9 versions in circulation) with a KitKat still very dominant (39%) and a Lollipop struggling to pierce (18% ). And prehistoric versions still carry some weight: 4.6% Gingerbread, 5.6% Ice Cream Sandwich or more than 33% for Jelly Bean. Not enough to ease the work of developers, “a real headache,” said OpenSignal same.