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Android Sales Figures by Phone (Rankings Needed)

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  1. vsgoliath

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    We are looking to test an Android application and are trying to determine the top selling Android phones so that we test on the most popular models. Anyone have access to sales figures? Nationally? By region?
     

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    Not without some study you have to pay for. For some reason, in the US they stopped publishing who are in the top 10 smartphone best selling list, unlike the UK and Japan who still keeps them.

    I can only gather some bits and pieces from last year.

    In the US, 2010
    1. Droid X
    2. HTC EVO
    3. Droid 2
    4. Droid Incredible
    5. MyTouch 4G

    Europe
    1. Samsung Galaxy S
    2. HTC Desire

    The HTC Desire is consistently on the UK's top selling list in 2010.

    The Samsung Galaxy S sold over 14 million units around the world by the end of March. Over 3 million were sold in the US under its different US carrier versions. Among the US Galaxy S, it appears the Vibrant sold the most followed by the Captivate.

    In AT&T, the HTC Inspire is leading, followed by the Motorola Atrix. The Samsung Infuse is changing this however.

    In Verizon, I have not heard much, but last year, it was Droid X, Droid 2 and Droid Incredible that led the charge.

    In Sprint, the king is the HTC EVO.

    In T-Mobile, I don't get much information, but it appears the Vibrant and the MyTouch 4G did the best.

    Many models are based on metaplatforms, which means they are really one model with different shapes and names. It might just be better to get a representative of each platform.

    1. HTC Platform that is based on the Google Nexus One and the Qualcomm 8250 chip --- HTC Desire, Droid Incredible, HTC EVO.

    2. Samsung Platform that is based on the Samsung Hummingbird chip, we can call this, the Galaxy S family --- i9000, Vibrant, Captivate, Infuse, Mesmerize, Transform, Continuum, Vibrant or Galaxy S 4G, Epic, Droid Charge. And Nexus S.

    3. Motorola Platform that is based on the TI OMAP3430/60 chip --- Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Motorola Defy, Motorola Bravo, XT701/720.

    4. HTC Platform that is based on the Qualcomm 8255 chip --- Desire HD, MyTouch 4G, Desire S, Droid Incredible 2, Incredible S, Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G.

    5. Motorola platform with qHD screen and Tegra 2 --- Atrix, Droid X2, Photon and more phones to come.

    6. Cheap Android platform --- Almost every low cost Android appears based on the Qualcomm MSM7200/7600 chip family, which is the basis for the first Androids. Other than changing their brands, user interfaces, and appearances, the low end Android is based on a common platform centered around this Qualcomm chip family, with two screen resolultions, one 240x320 and the other 320x480. A good representative of this group is the LG Optimus One.

    7. HTC Vision platform, based on the Qualcomm 7230 chip and features a keyboard --- Desire Z, Shift EVO, Merge, and T-Mobile G2.

    8. New Sony Ericsson Xperia platform with Qualcomm 8255 -- Xperia Play, Arc, Neo, Pro and more.
     
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    Something to add. The Samsung Galaxy SII is expected to do very well this year, and its probably going to come in with different carrier variations. Another new platform based on the HTC Sensation is also expected to do well, and this already has its first variations like the EVO 3D, MyTouch 4G Slide, Holiday. The HTC Sensation and the Galaxy SII are the prime "core" phones for HTC and Samsung this year. and HTC and Samsung appears both strongly leading the pack ahead in Android sales.
     
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    Very helpful, thanks for the info.
     
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