Android : 850,000 activations per day and 450,000 apps
It appears – to no surprise – that Apple has some serious competition in terms of phone and device activation. Google has announced that they are currently activating some 850,000 devices a day. This number is a significant increase over the last figures that they gave back in december when Google announced that they were activating over 700,000 phones/tablets per day. The company is reveling in the growth – as is Microsoft, the company who owns the patent and receives royalty payments.
Google debuted their Android booth at Mobile World Congress this year. The booth is full of Android “pods” that are pre-loaded with Android apps to demonstrate how they work to users who visit the booth. The booth is truly a spectacular set up allowing people to not only get a demonstration of certain apps – like the one that allows users to share information simply by placing the phones back to back – but also by displaying a wide range of the devices available. While the display only shows approximately 100 devices, Android users have over 800 devices to choose from in using the Android market.
While Apple may be dominating the app market with just over 500,000 available for iPhone and iPad users, the Android market is clearly not far behind. Currently, in the Android market, users can download any of 450,000 apps, up from 150,000 available at this time last year. Each month, Android users are downloading over 1 billion apps. This shows that Google and the Android market are experiencing a growth on a year-to-year basis of approximately 250%.
With the rapid growth that the market is seeing, it is possible that sometime within the next quarter we will be able to see Android device activation numbers exceed that of Apple’s sales of iOS devices. Eventually, expectations are that Google will see the activation of 1 million Android devices each day. It’s only a matter of time.[via]