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[6]: Hard to imagine
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2012 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hard to imagine "
Thom_Holwerda
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It's still very hard for many die-hard Apple fanatics to understand that not everyone gives two shits about all the things they can do with their phones. None of my friends - iPhone, Android, or otherwise - does any serious amount of emailing or browsing on their phones. It's all calling, texting, and a few fun games and maybe checking the news.

That's it.

I'm the only person I know to get more out of my smartphone, but that's only because my job demands so from me (need to be available at all times). If I gad a different career, I would be just like my friends.

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