Originally Posted by SolipsismX
So you think that the expensive flagship devices are being bought by customers but then are not being used because they prefer the cheaper, normal sized Android-based devices?
No sir. I was proposing that there are still lots of older smaller screened devices still being used out there. The Google dashboard tracks everyone who hits the Play Market, and that includes people with devices that are a couple of years old. However...
The only reasonable answer is that the 4"+ sized Android-based phones are not the most popular or common.
After checking the Android dashboard, it sure looks like the S2, S3, Nexus, Note and other 4+ inch screened devices are well represented.
Perhaps some people are confused about what "normal" size indicates. (The suggested size diagram isn't super accurate.) When programming for Android, these are the categories that developers actually use:
Galaxy Mini - small, ldpi
Galaxy Ace - normal, mdpi
Galaxy S2 (4.3") - normal, hdpi
Galaxy Nexus (4.65") - normal, xhdpi
Galaxy S3 (4.8") - normal, xhdpi
Galaxy Note - large, xhdpi
Galaxy Nexus 7 - large, tvdpi
Galaxy Tab 10.1 - xlarge, mdpi
Notice that screens up to 4.8" usually use the "normal" screen range. The 5" phablets and 7" tablets are "large".
Edited by KDarling - 1/31/13 at 8:52pm