Animoca Releases Data Revealing Samsung’s Dominance.
News: Animoca releases data revealing Samsung’s dominance.
Animoca, as part of its ongoing effort to provide a more detailed look at the phone and OS usage of Android users, has released statistics that reveal a more nuanced look at the U.S. market than Google’s official figures. The news is good for Samsung stock holders.
The source does need to be considered. Only users who have accessed Google Play from January 15th to Feburary15th of this year and have played one of Animoca’s games were included. The Animoca library, however, consists of over 300 apps and has been downloaded 115 million times worldwide, so the sample size is quite expansive.
The numbers, unsurprisingly, show that the Android phone market is being dominated by Korean-based developer Samsung. Five of the top ten, including the top two, are Samsung phones, accounting for over 18% of the Android Phone market share. The third, the LG Motion 4G, is also produced in Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII tops the list, followed by its predecessor, the Galaxy SII. The other Samsung devices on the list are the Galaxy Note II, Ancora and Galaxy Proclaim.
While it is clear that Samsung is consistently putting out the most popular Android phones, it is interesting that no one phone has asserted itself as the clear face of the Android OS by capturing 10% or more of the market. In fact the top ten phones combined only make up just over 30% of the market, according to Animoca’s numbers.
Visit Animoca.com for more information and for an interesting breakdown of high-end vs low-end markets internationally.