Thursday, 06 August 2015 16:02
The number of Android devices is growing and in a new report it has been revealed there are now ever 24,000 Android devices available from almost 1,300 manufacturers. Over the past 3 years the number of companies dealing with Android has increased from 300 to 1,300 now and the issue of Android fragmentation has continued to grow. ZDNet takes a look at the growth of Android.
Samsung may be the biggest seller of Android devices, but it's far from alone: there are now 1,300 brands behind the one billion Android handsets now in use across the globe.
OpenSignal, the maker of an app that gauges mobile signals, has released its fourth annual Android fragmentation report which found a total of 24,093 different Android devices now in the wild, made by 1,294 companies.
It's a vastly different picture to 2012: 1,000 of the brands that appear in this year's survey didn't exist three years ago. Now, there's a growing number of Android device makers both large and small, chipping away at Samsung's dominance and chasing the small slice of the industry's profits that aren't held by Apple.