Mobile game developer and publisher Animoca today released more region-specific data pertaining to the Android handset market share. The Android-focused game studio’s latest report broke down the Android smartphone market share in three leading European countries — Germany, France and the U.K.
Starting with trends Animoca saw in all three countries, Samsung occupied more than half of the top 10 spots in the U.K., France and Germany. A similar pattern was surfaced by Animoca in its previous reports for Hong Kong and India, Singapore and the U.S. — although Samsung’s share wasn’t quite as dominant in the U.S.
The South Korean-headquartered Samsung’s Galaxy S2 and S3, its leading line of smartphone devices, were at the top No. 1 and No. 2 spots in all three countries. In Animoca’s other reports, only India and Japan didn’t show the same amount of dominance for Samsung devices that was seen in other regions. In India, low-end devices were more popular, while in Japan, Samsung didn’t occupy at least half of the top 10 positions.
Sony’s Xperia series of handsets were the second most popular Android smartphones in the three key European markets. The mid-range Xperia U, which was launched around the globe in May 2012, was the only Sony device to appear in the top 10 of all three countries, making Sony the only OEM besides Samsung to chart in the top 10 in Germany, France and the U.K.
Lastly, the only other smartphone OEMs that appeared in the top 10 were HTC in the U.K. and Germany, and LG in France.