Generalizations are bad, especially when applied to people. (Generally speaking, of course.) But every once in a while they can be a lot of fun, too. To that end BlueStacks, the makers of the popular proprietary Windows software that runs Android apps, have put together the amalgamated Android man. It’s a statistical view of the Android userbase, or at least the male portion, in a fancy infographic posted to their main site. The source of their information isn’t revealed, but the presentation is interesting enough in its own right.
According to BlueStacks, Android users are overwhelmingly t-shirt and jeans people, with 71% preffering the former and 62% the latter. Almost 20% of us have big heads, almost 40% wear glasses, and almost half wear watches. We’re getting into some seriously stereotypical data here, but there’s a few that buck expectations: 63% of polled users are married or in a committed relationship, it’s about a 60-40 split for play versus work users (you can’t be both?) and the average user eats up just 582 megabytes of bandwidth every month.
North Americans still dominate Android usage with over a third of the world’s active userbase. Almost one third of users never install a paid app, which helps explain why so many apps on the Android Market are ad-supported.On the other hand, 13% of users install more than 50 apps, helping to reach that 10 billion app milestone. And surprisingly, almost ten percent of Android users have an Android tablet, but not a smartphone. Interesting stuff, BlueStacks – now where’s Mrs. Android?