“While many pundits insist that Apple must make a larger screen iPhone to keep pace with the offerings from Android licensees, Google’s own stats indicate that all big phones, tablets and phablets put together are a tiny 10 percent fraction of active users,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“According to the company’s latest May 1, 2013 figures on the Android installed base of users accessing the Google Play app market, 80 percent of devices fit into the ‘Normal’ category with screens about the same size as Apple’s iPhone 5,” Dilger reports. “In fact, there are nearly as many devices reported to be in the ‘Small’ category (9.8 percent are 3.5 inches or less) than in the ‘Large’ (5.6 percent are greater than 4 inches to about 7 inches) and ‘XLarge’ (4.9 percent are 7 inches to more than 10 inches) categories put together.”
Dilger reports, “That means that Android phones shaped like the iPhone 3GS are selling about as well as all of the Android-based super-sized smartphones, tablets and “phablet” hybrids put together, data that does not support the idea that most users are shopping for a very big smartphone. ”
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