Google : Up to 700.000 Android Devices Activated Everyday
Peoples said that smartphone market is currently growing faster and faster these days. Well, the speculation is seems to be true. According to Google official statement, over 700.000 new android devices are activated per day. Well, it’s a good news for Android development.
Andy Rubin, Chief for Android platform, said those numbers is equal to 5 millions android users per week, or same as iPhone sales point on their first week releases. The activation numbers is only covered cellular device only, no re-sold, or WiFi enabled device, he added.
Those massive amount of activation indicated that Android platform is on the right track for it’s worldwide expansion. The open source operating system is currently powered more than half of smartphones all over the world and currently has 200 million activations until now.
Apple is still manage to retain their top position with more than 250 million iOS users all over the world. But the differences between Apple and Google are getting tight each days. Back on the early December, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt make a public announcement that the company is planning for Android domination. He also said that Android is currently surpass Apple, in term of price and amount of vendors. Lot of people believe that this condition will continue to happen, especially in the Asia market. The OS is well known there for it’s presence on some cheap device manufactured by Huawei and ZTE.
On the other side, Apple didn’t plan to do any expansion to Asia, which also known as new emerging and promising market. This is happen because they put on very high price tag for their products. Apple is also lack of product diversities, leaving consumer with iPad and iPhone only.
Samsung and HTC are also plan to release new high-end smartphone. Those devices are dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC Elite, both of them will be work under Android 4.0 ICS platform. They’re also have low-end device on their product line up and currently surpass Apple’s shipments.