According to the analytical agency Open Signal, the number of Android-devices in the world growing rapidly, which does not allow Google to reduce the level of fragmentation of the ecosystem. In addition, the planned major redistribution of the market, which may result in serious consequences. So, today all world manufacturers produced 18,800 different models of gadgets that are managed by the operating system Android, in in 2013 there were in 7000 less, and in 2012 – only 4000. At the same time, the number is increasing, mainly due to the devices from the middle and low price segment, but smartphones and tablets premium, on the contrary, surrender their position – their share fell from 21% to 15% in just one year, and was released back in 2012 Samsung Galaxy SIII is still the most common Android-powered device in the world.
If you look at the breakdown by brand, there is a commanding lead still belongs Samsung, the South Korean giant, but the share is rapidly declining under the pressure of B and C brands – from 47.5% to 43% compared to last year. Increasing impact on the market of devices running the green robot have Chinese manufacturers Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.
In this case, the Android ecosystem continues to have too much inertia – 5 versions of the mobile platform is occupied currently share more than 10% – 4.4 KitKat (20,9%), 4.1 Jelly Bean (26,5%), 4.2 Jelly Bean (19,8%), 2.3 Gingerbread (13,6%) and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (10.6%). When compared to a competing environment iOS, here 91% of devices running the latest available version iOS 7 .
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