More than 300,000 Android phones activated each day, says Andy Rubin
Andy Rubin, the main man behind Google’s Android OS, has tweeted that there are now more than 300,000 Android phone activated daily.
That’s a bit unexpected, especially since a few days ago, when the Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread were officially unveiled, the same Andy Rubin mentioned that the number of daily activations was still hovering around the 200,000+ mark – a number first announced back in August.
Anyway, at this pace (300,000 daily activations), there are about 9 million new Android phones activated each month – which means about 108 million per year.
Android is already the world’s second smartphone OS (sales-wise) and, since Nokia’s currently selling about 120 million smartphones per year, it will probably not be long until Google’s OS becomes no. 1.
I don’t think Apple’s iOS, RIM’s BlackBerry OS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 will enter top 2 – not in the foreseeable future – so it’s only a battle between Nokia and Google at the very top.
Of course, Google’s not alone in this (like Nokia is), since most major phone companies are making Android hardware: Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and so on. And that’s a huge advantage the Mountain View giant has over Nokia, don’t you think?