Android activations hit 550,00 per day
Android is now running on 130 million devices and growing at a rate of 4.4% week over week
At the Q2 earnings call yesterday, Google announced that the search giant is now activating 550,000 new Android devices each day. A tremendous number that is growing at 4.4% week over week.
The massive figure is up from June when Google’s Andy Rubin revealed that the company was activtating half a million devices daily. Definitely stunning numbers.
If the 550,000 figure isn’t big enough for you, it was only two months ago at Google I/O that Google said it was activating 400,000 device each day. So obviously the number is growing very quickly.
According to a report released by earlier this month, Android obtained 36.4 percent of the U.S. smartphone market during the first quarter of 2011, besting Apple’s iOS platform, which controlled 26 percent of the market. RIM and Microsoft followed with 25.7 percent and 6.7 percent of the market, respectively.
On a global scale, market share researcher Gartner sees good times ahead for Android, despite the recent lost share last quarter in the United States.
Overall, Android is expected to be the dominant mobile OS in terms of market share for years to come.
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