Linux Phone Penetration by Region

submitted by PuddingFeeling edited

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  1. ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen: 0.4%
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone: 0.18%
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe: 0.16%
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi: 0.16%
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Democratic Peopleโ€™s Republic of Korea (North Korea): 0.13%
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria: 0.1%
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana: 0.09%
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya: 0.08%
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar: 0.06%
  10. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon: 0.06%
  11. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine: 0.05%
  12. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey: 0.04%
  13. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia: 0.04%
  14. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia: 0.04%
  15. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland: 0.03%
  16. ๐ŸŒ Africa: 0.03%
  17. ๐ŸŒ North America: 0.02%
  18. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cote Dโ€™ivoire: 0.02%
  19. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize: 0.02%
  20. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso: 0.02%
  21. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India: 0.02%
  22. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany: 0.02%
  23. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic: 0.02%
  24. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK: 0.01%
  25. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan: 0.01%
  26. ๐ŸŒ Worldwide: 0.01%
  27. ๐ŸŒ Europe: 0.01%


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I know what they mean, but: I run an immutable Linux distro on my phone that is maintained by Google. I'm sure more than 0.01% of Europe does the same.

I guess "FLOSS phone" doesn't have the same ring to it as "Linux phone"

Baut auf. she/her , edited

But AOSP is open source? So that term wouldn't improve on the problem.
I think GNU phones or GNU-like phones is a nice way to put it.




Android is not GNU/Linux


Linux is a kernel and android uses the Linux kernel. So not itโ€™s not Gnu/Linux but it is definitely Linux.


Yeah it's Google/Linux


Why the popularity in Yemen? Weird laws or something?


There were some really really cheap mobile phones made specifically for economically disadvantaged countries. India had a few as well.

Additionally Sanctions sometimes play a role - GApps don't work everywhere.


Bad statistics? When the percentages are that low, the polling rates are probably trash, and the error bars are probably huge.

kbal , edited

Weird that anyone would think statcounter could have numbers so precise as to make that meaningful. The (slightly) more interesting question is: Out of all the linux/android phones, how many of them have Google Play installed?

PuddingFeeling [OP], edited

Here are some graphs to visualize