Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 12:30 UTC
Google "Each and every day, we are humbled by the trajectory of Android and our partners. With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem." Andy Rubin clarified the numbers - activations are only counted once per device ID, and devices without Google services, such as the Kindle Fire, are not counted. Of these 300 million devices, 12 million are tablets - in other words, Apple has very little to fear at this point. Then again, Android on smartphones started out that way as well.
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RE: Hard to imagine
by Tony Swash on Mon 27th Feb 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "Hard to imagine "
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It's interesting that stats like web usage, photos posted to flickr, apps bought etc, are all skewed heavily towards iOS compared to Android. One way to read that is that the iOS platform is used more as a platform, that there are more people who buy Android and don't use it for much beyond phone calls than there are for iOS.

I generally hate anecdotal evidence but with the proviso that this may mean nothing I have to say that my friends and relatives who use Android phones don't use them for much beyond calling and maybe taking photos (which they seem to leave on their phones rather than export or post anywhere). I was surprised that my rather geeky brother who builds his own PCs doesn't play music on his Android phone or read his email or even surf the web, though he does play a few games on it.

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