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Android Users Embracing High Resolution, Big Screens

Android devices are overwhelmingly more likely to sport normal sized screens with a high dot per inch count, according to a report derived from a survey published on

A survey based on data collected over a seven day period ending on the 3rd of November found that 70.8 per cent of users who accessed Android Market over the period using an Android device, had a normal screen with high DPI (that's a screen between three and five inches and a pixel density between 180 and 280dpi).

Devices with normal screen size and medium DPI still account for 17.7 per cent of the market while small screens with high DPI (like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini series) account for three percent, as much as large and extra large screens on medium DPI.

What does this tells us? Well, it looks like Android tablets in general still account for a fraction of the Android market, around six per cent based on that snapshot.

Smartphones with a high pixel density (WVGA or more) still account for the majority of visits, possibly because they are by far the most populous category out there.

There appear to be a significant amount of older or entry level Android handsets possibly on HVGA resolution that developers have to cater for as well.

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