The Waning Android Brand

Benedict Evans has some smart insight on Android as a brand,

Android in China (or an estimate thereof) plus Samsung (excluding its sales in China to avoid double-counting) adds up to 60% of all Android unit sales. ​Samsung never mentions Google services; China, by and large, doesn’t have them.

With Android Chief Andy Rubin stepping down and Android being subsumed by the OEMs, the brand “Android” may very well become a historical reference only.