With the iPhone losing a big chunk of eye-time in Singapore recently – dropping from 72 percent to 50 percent share of web traffic browsing in the country throughout 2o12 – it’s a good time to see which Android smartphones are proving popular. The game developer Animoca has taken note of all the Singaporean Android fans using its games and come up with a top ten list (see below).
As with recent stats from Animoca for its native Hong Kong, the smartphone landscape in Singapore is dominated by Samsung. The top five Android phones observed in Singapore are all Samsung models, with the lead four all being big-screen models. It’s not a total whitewash, as Sony and HTC get a look-in as well. Here’s the top ten in full:
|Ranking||Android phone||Market share (%)|
|1st||Samsung Galaxy S2||20.6|
|2nd||Samsung Galaxy S3||16.1|
|3rd||Samsung Galaxy Note 1||10.1|
|4th||Samsung Galaxy Note 2||7.8|
|5th||Samsung Galaxy Ace||2.8|
|6th||Sony Xperia Arc S||2.5|
|7th||Samsung Galaxy Ace 2||2.4|
|8th||Sony Xperia Arc||2.3|
|10th||HTC Desire S||1|
Good news for all app developers is that this mature market is keen on the latest software as well, with versions of Android 4.0 and 4.1 on 52.8 percent of all those phones. But there are still plenty of older – or budget – phones in use, with 16.5 percent of Singaporeans on Android 2.3.6. However, Hong Kongers are more on the cutting edge, where 58 percent are rocking Android 4.0+.