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?
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