20 Android Statistics For 2024 (Market Share & Users)

Officially bought and launched by Google in the year 2005, Android users reached 5 million users after seven years of popularity. Today, it is most widely used by mobile phone users from all over the world, with 3.3 billion users.

All the top companies like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo use the Android operating system. With the operating system’s growth, Google claimed more of its control over Android. Hence, most Android apps include Google Suites.

In this blog post, we’ll be diving deep into the current state of Android, examining everything from market share and device usage to app downloads and revenue.

Android Statistics 2024: At A Glance

Explore the latest trends and insights on the dominant Android operating system with up-to-date statistics.

  1. There are 3.3 billion Android OS users in the world as of 2023.
  2. Android has a 71.74% mobile operating systems’ market share globally as of 2024.
  3. Android 12.0.0_r46 (SSV1.210916.062) is the latest version of Andriod OS, which was released on April 10, 2023.
  4. Samsung owns more than 34% share of the Android market.
  5. 1.57 billion Android devices were sold in 2022.
  6. 96.9% of apps available on the Android app store (Google Play Store) are free.

About Android

Founded In2003
Launched on. 23 September 2008
FounderAndy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White.
HeadquartersMenlo Park, California
Parent CompanyAlphabet
Number of Users3.3 billion
Latest VersionAndroid 12
Market Share of OS71.8%

How Many People Use Android?

  1. More than 3.3 billion people use Android worldwide as of 2024.
How Many People Use

The following table displays the number of Android users worldwide. 

YearThe Number Of Android Users Per Year
20120.5 billion
20130.7 billion
20141 billion
20151.4 billion
20161.7 billion 
20172  billion
20182.3 billion
20192.5 billion
20202.8 billion
20213 billion
20223.3 billion

Source: Business of Apps.

  1. Android became the most popular mobile operating system in the year 2014. Within one year of its launch, it reached 1 billion users worldwide. 

What Percentage Of Phones Use Android?

  1. 71.74% of mobile phones use the Android operating system as of 2024.

 The following table displays the percentage of phones that use different operating systems. 

Operating SystemPercentage Of Mobile Devices
Android 71.74%

Source: Stats counter

Android Market Share

  1. Android owns 71.8% of the market share of operating systems as of the 4th quarter of the year 2022. While in the 4th quarter of the year 2021, Android owned 70.62% of the market share. 

The following table displays the percentage of the market share owned by Android over the past years. 

Q4 202271.8%
Q3 202271.64%
Q2 202271.72%
Q1 202270.78%
Q4 202170.62%
Q3 202172.47%
Q2 202172.58%
Q1 202171.88%
Q4 202072.22%
Q3 202074.43%
Q2 202072.38%
Q1 202073.27%
Q4 201975.56%
Q3 201976.18%
Q2 201975.52%
Q1 201974.66%

Source: Statista. 

  1. Android has more than 85% of the market in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Turkey. 

Android Market Share US

  1. Android has always owned a market share less than iOS in the United States. In the 2nd Quarter of the year 2022, iOS owned 56.6% of the operating systems market share, while Android owned just 43% of the market share. 

The following table displays the market share owned by Android in the United States over the past years. 

QuarterMarket Share
Q2 202243%
Q1 202242%
Q4 202140.5%
Q3 202142.5%
Q2 202142%
Q1 202139.7%
Q4 202038.5%
Q3 202040%
Q2 202041%
Q1 202041%
Q4 201944%
Q3 201945%
Q2 201945%
Q1 201943%
Q4 201842%
Q3 201846%
Q2 201847%
Q1 201843%

Source: Statista

Android vs iOS Market Share. 

  1. Android dominates the global market of operating systems. In quarter 4 of the year 2022, Android owned 72.1 % of the market share, while iOS owned just 27.2% of the market share. 

Let us take a look at the market share owned by Android and iOS over the past years. 

Q2 202272.1%27.2%
Q1 202271.7%27.5%
Q4 202170 %29.2%
Q3 202172.2%26.9%
Q2 202172.1%27%
Q1 202171.9%27.4%
Q4 202072.9%26.5%
Q3 202074%26%
Q2 202074%26%
Q1 202070%30%
Q4 201974%26%
Q3 201976%24%
Q2 201977%23%
Q1 201975%25%
Q4 201879%21%
Q3 201883%17%
Q2 201885%15%
Q1 201881%19%

Source: Statista. 

Android Shipment Statistics

  1. Android users have increased tremendously year by year. The yearly shipment of Android peaked in the year 2018. However, it again declined in the later year. 

The following table displays the annual Android shipment from the year 2012 to the year 2021. 

20120.6 billion
20130.8 billion
20141 billion
20151.2 billion
20161.25 billion
20171.28 billion
20181.33 billion
20191.3 billion
20201.05 billion
20210.98 billion

Source: Statista. 

Android Vendor Market Share 

  1. Samsung has been the leading vendor in the market since the early days of Android, and even today, it performs great. Besides, Xiaomi owns 14.5% of the market share and has been performing well since its launch. 

The following table displays the market share of the Android vendor market. 

CompanyMarket Share
Samsung 34.40%
Xiaomi 14.50%
RealMe 4.30%

Source: Business of Apps. 

Android Apps

  1. 2.67 million apps are available in the Google Play Store as of March 2023.

The following table displays the number of apps available on the Google Play Store over the years:

Month, YearNumber of Apps on Google Play Store
March 20232,673,292
December 20222,694,114
September 20222,683,925
June 20222,654,747
March 20222,591,578
December 20212,605,000
September 20212,783,000
June 20212,886,000
March 20212,980,000
December 20202,950,000
September 20203,040,000
June 20202,960,000
March 20202,870,000
December 20192,800,000
September 20192,800,000
June 20192,700,000
March 20192,600,000

Source: Statista. 

  1. Out of all the apps available on the Google Play store, TikTok is the most downloaded app worldwide, with approximately 24 million downloads. It is followed by Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger with 21.17 million and 20.72 million, respectively. 

The following table displays the number of leading Android apps in the Google Play store worldwide as of September 2022. 

ApplicationNumber Of Application Downloads
TikTok23.96 million
Instagram21.17 million
WhatsApp Messenger20.72 million
Stumble Guys17.51 million
Snapchat15.27 million
Stick War: Hero Tower Defense15.07 million
Facebook 14.22 million
Amazon Shopping13.69 million
WhatsApp Business12.87 million
CapCut-Video Editor12.38 million

Source: Statista. 

  1. On the other hand, the leading Android app in terms of revenue on the Google Play store is Coin Master as of September 2022. The revenue generated by Coin Master was $47.96 million.

The following table displays the revenue generated by the leading apps on the Google Play store. 

ApplicationRevenue Generated
Coin Master47.96 million
TikTok40.66 million
Candy Crush Suga38.67 million
Roblox18.26 million
Royal Match12.36 million
Garena Free Fire: 5th Anniv12.02 million
Pokemon Go11.19 million
Tinder: Dating app. Meet. Chat10.55 million
Envoy: The King’s Return10.43 million
PUBG Mobile 9.97 million

Source: Statista. 

  1. As of April 2023, almost 97% of all apps on Android are available for free, while only 3.1% of the apps on the Play Store are paid apps. 

The following table displays the distribution of paid and free apps available on Google Play from June 2019 to April 2023.

Month, YearPaid  AppsFree Apps
April 20233.1%96.9%
June 20223.2%96.8%
March 20223.3%96.7%
December 20213%97%
October 20213.1%96.9%
August 20213.1%96.9%
March 20213.3%96.7%
January 20213.3%96.7%
September 20203.5%96.5%
June 20203.6%96.4%
March 20203.7%96.3%
December 20193.8%96.2%
October 20194%96%
August 20194%96%
June 20194.4%95.6%

Source: Statista. 

Android Devices

  1. The share of Android smartphones decreased Worldwide in the year 2022. It was the second consecutive decrease in the sales of Android smartphones after the year 2021. In the year 2021, overall, 83.32% of the smartphones sold ran on the Android operating system.
Android Devices

The following table displays the Android OS market share of smartphone sales to end users from 2009 to 2021. 

YearShare Of Smartphone Sales

Source: Statista

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