Samsung domination: Sony, HTC and LG being squeezed out of Android race in Europe

Galaxy dominant force UK, France & Germany

Samsung domination: Sony, HTC and LG being squeezed out of Android race in Europe
Samsung's domination of Android in Europe is complete, with the Korean giant's handsets taking up the top slots across three of the continent's most important markets.

That's according to stats published by Android developer Animoca, which detailed the most popular handsets amongst its audience in the UK, France and Germany.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones occupy six spots on the top ten most popular device lists of all three of the markets under examination, locking out devices from Android rivals such as Sony, HTC, Motorola and LG.

Ahead of the pack

Furthermore, the top three most popular handsets in the UK, France and Germany are all Samsung smartphones.

Samsung's dominance among Android users is particularly marked in Germany, where 18.8 percent of all Animoca players are doing so on a Samsung Galaxy S3, and 17 percent of players are on a Galaxy S2.

It seems that Sony is the second most popular Android OEM among Animoca players, while HTC is third.

Samsung's Galaxy S III

LG is the only other manufacturer to get a look in, with the Optimus L ranked as the seventh most popular device among French players.

Animoca's figures may not be entirely representative – the firm's analysis doesn't include tablets – but they do provide some insight into the scale of Samsung's dominance in key territories.
Staff Writer's news editor 2012-2013


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