» Estimating a population

Benedict Evans hypothesizes on how many Android users really care that it’s “open”.

  • Less than a tenth of Android users care that it’s open
  • The number of people who care that Android is open is about the same as the number of people who run Linux

Most of the usage data and app store data back up the idea that the enthusiasts are a relatively small portion of the population. And, as the government still won’t let us capture, tag and release Android users, we’re stuck with estimating.