Every few months, our pal Daniel Ruby, research director for ad firm Chitika, takes a look at the market capitalization of Android devices. As of early November, the original Motorola Droid still holds an astounding lead in the market with nearly 19%. The HTC EVO 4G checks in to second place with 12%, followed by the Droid X at 10%. The Incredible (7%) and Vibrant (5%) round out the top five.


It's impressive to see that the Droid still has such a massive hold on the market, especially since it's been discontinued for a few months now. At the same time, that hold has fallen from the pant-crappingly high of 34% we saw back in June. In fact, it's surprising it hasn't fallen more, given that the market is a lot more crowded now and Android has continued to pick up steam since then.


Two things of note: the HTC Hero appears twice in the Top 20 list, and the "HTC Ally" is 7th place with 4.37% - I'd assume that's the LG Ally. I've pinged Dan for clarification on both points, and will update when we hear back from him. Good God the man is fast... the Hero appears twice because there are two versions - Sprint and Cellular South. Also, it is indeed the LG Ally - that was just a typo on his part.

[Source: Chitika]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Leonid

    Huh? You mean, N1 didn't even make it to the chart?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Nope, it was #22.

  • brett

    I think it's pretty cool to see the G1 hanging tough. Also, the N1 is proof that a quality phone can fail without the right sales approach.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii


  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    It confirms my belief that:

    1) People like the stock Google Android experience

    2) Motorola has not delivered anything as ground breaking as the original Droid since its release (it was once the smartphone with the highest resolution)

    3) If Motorola simply cut the prices, add more RAM, faster CPU/GPU, but retains everything else of the original Droid (especially the shape/size of the case), it could probably sell as many as the "Droid 2". It would keep accessory makers happy, and release more accessories for the Droid family.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Well, I think it's not really fair to say they haven't delivered anything ground breaking - the Droid has over a year lead and was Motorola's only decent phone out there for a long time. Plus, Verizon hasn't put out a campaign more aggressive than the one for Droid.

      I don't think an average consumer cares or knows what a stock Google Android experience is vs Motoblur or w/e Motorola is running now.

      The numbers are pure marketing that was so ingeniously done on behalf of Verizon in my opinion.

  • mintvilla

    am assuming this is just america? as the htc desire must be the best sold eurpoean android phone.

  • Ron H in Schenectady

    Should we not include all the Samsung Galaxy S variants as one device to be fair? That would put it up the chart a little more, wouldn't it?

  • http://www.vietnoiviet.com/ Thái Phạm

    I like chitika, and like http://advertgoal.com. Thanks alot