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Tweetdeck Releases User Statistics, DROID 2 Global and Olympus Make Appearances

Tweetdeck released some pretty cool statistics last night that show which phone and what OS their 36,427 active beta testers are running.  The list definitely screams “Fragmentation!” for Android, but we already know that’s an issue and instead found the batch of unreleased phones that made appearances to be more interesting.  After just a quick glance, we found these 3 which really stood out:

I’m sure there are more, so I’ll leave it up to you guys to dig through the list.  You can view the OS breakdown after the break.  

Yep, there was a Gingerbread mention in there.

Source:  Tweetdeck Blog

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  • Jaymonster

    What this shows (and i'm sure many here will flame me for pointing out) is that custom ROMS do not make up anywhere near any significant percentage of user devices.

    So when you wonder why your cries for an unlocked bootloader falls on deaf ears for the most part, here is an example why. The vast majority of buyers are not unlocking their devices (and worse “common” people are more likely to be the ones to download something malicious, thus the locked bootloader protects these same simpletons.)

    Don't get me wrong, I would prefer then not lock it either, but at the same time understand why they do it. And in the end, this chart shows that we do not have the buying power, or clout of numbers we tend to believe we have.

  • OMJ

    Any of those could just be that people just changed their build.prop to report as something else.

  • r0landct

    Really stretching to keep the click-throughs going with those added comments on obviously fakes phone/OS names and numbers. I guess if it paid my bills I would do the same.

  • luigi90210

    Lmao my theme made it on the beta test
    REVOlution port by luigi90210 FTW

    • kellex

      Thats awesome. +1

  • Since they wrote one app and it works on every one of those platforms, I would say either A) this is not fragmentation, or B) fragmentation is not an issue and doesn't matter.

    • kellex

      Looks like not an issue if you write a quality app.

  • Br_d

    There is a Droid 2 Global and a DROID2 GLOBAL on there. I wouldn't put too much stock in this considering people can apparently make their phones say whatever they want.

  • TechDeft

    How can I edit my phones configuration files to show up on these charts as “My Phone Bitch?”

    (5th to last entry on Beta By Phone chart)

    • Michael_NM

      Haha! Nice find, if anyone here can figure that out, it's you! 🙂

      • TechDeft

        Hahaha thanks but my method of figuring stuff like that out is something like:

        Google like a madman
        Failing that
        Log on to IRC and Gtalk
        Badger Tim about who would know about the subject
        Ask person who knows


  • Mmoreimi

    Yeah…. I don't think the pie chart was the best choice to illustrate these user stats.

    • Michael_NM

      Agreed, a gingerbread bar chart would have worked much better than pie. 🙂

    • spygame

      Indeed, and how on earth are you gonna tell the difference of soooo many colors? They need to hire a good PowerPoint person cuz whoever did this is not very bright!!!

      • bravoleader2

        You mean Excel, of course.

        • spygame

          good point. fixed! 🙂

  • SP

    Pie chart was really bad idea for this complex picture, may be simple data table would have worked and all of us could read actual % of Phones out there, Just saying 🙂

  • Mrpicolas

    Fyi rom devs have usage statistics built right into rom manager and on the servers they use for deployment

  • Michael_NM

    Note to Gingerbread, Olympus and Everest testers: We won't tell anyone it was you if you'll please leak some goodies…

  • EC8CH

    Wow, Desire bests the Droid

    • Michael_NM

      Damn foreigners… 😛

  • Ben

    I would LOVE to see this sort of breakdown from the folks at Quadrant. While TweetDeck is pretty great, I know that it is not seeing the massively widespread use that Quadrant sees. I know the ROM developers would like to get a taste of how widespread their work has become, and it would be interesting for the rest of us to get a look at who has the market share 🙂

    • NAM

      Quadrant isn't “widespeard.” It's popular for the sort of person who visits Droid-Life, but it has ZERO mainstream appeal.

      • Anonymous

        NAM, you bring a good point, but the people that are reading this chart (which is on Droid-Life) have a good chance of knowing about quadrant, and the people that are developing rom’s, themes, and potentially devices also probably know about quadrant. if we get these results from mainstream users that have know clue what Root is, then im sure we will get a more ‘competition’ view with the people that have root.

  • Lansdownunder

    Get me some gingerbread!!!!