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[3]: Hard to imagine
by Tony Swash on Mon 27th Feb 2012 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hard to imagine "
Tony Swash
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It's just the opposite in my office. I work in a small office (only 5 people). Two of us have Android phones, and the other three have iPhones. There are only two people in the office that only use their phones as just normal phones - and those are two of the iPhone users.

The two of us with Android phones use it to surf the web, email, listen to music (using Google music), playing games, watching movies, etc...

My technology retarded mother purchased an iPhone recently because she just "had to have it". She uses it as a normal phone and that is it. Apple's "hype machine" has done a wonderful job by roping in the technology retarded individuals much like AOL did with their CD mailing campaign years ago.



How do explain the differences in statistics concerning usage between iOS and Android?

Genuine question.

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