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[4]: Hard to imagine
by unoengborg on Tue 28th Feb 2012 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hard to imagine "
unoengborg
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I haven't looked at the statistics in question, but if they just compare iOS to Android you would expect more internet usage from iOS users as Apple, so far, have been much more successful so far in selling tablets than Android companies.

Tablets gives a much better surf experience than a phone, so we can expect that people actually use them for that. Apple iOS devices are also rather costly, so if you buy one, you probably do so because you have need for these features, while peopole who buy a low end inexpensive Android phon do so because it have a nice internet based phonebook and not much else.

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