June 25, 2012 1:09 pm
If there’s an example of an Android app that has iterated at an astounding speed, Skype would be a front-runner in many eyes. After debuting in October 2010, the app initially didn’t do much — users were limited to calls over WiFi and video calling was a pipe dream.
By July 2011, the app had video calling but it was only compatible with a handful of devices. Today, 3G and video calls are available on nearly 1,400 devices and the app has been downloaded over 70 million times from Google Play.
The top nine devices account for 25% of the total usage, with the Galaxy S II making up 8% of the entire user base. Indeed, Samsung dominates the top of the charts at 20%, with HTC making up the rest. And despite Microsoft’s purchase of the company, development hasn’t slowed down at at all, as Skype releases regular bug fix updates for the platform.
Check after the break for the full infographic, it’s pretty interesting.