Android activations near a million a day
Rubin rouses ahead of WWDC
Almost a million Android devices are activated every 24 hours, according to Google's Andy Rubin.
The company's senior VP of mobile stuff revealed the statistics through Twitter where, after insisting he had no plans to leave Google, claimed "there are over 900,000 Android devices activated each day".
Android on the grind
With the tech world primed for Apple's developer conference later today, Rubin's comments could be seen as strategically timed.
Google already revealed at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February that 850,000 'droids were activated daily and with that figure now nudging the million mark, Android's deployment figures show little sign of slowing.
This time two years ago Google revealed the number was around 160,000. How times change. Crack out the Ice Cream. ®
Maybe that's because people with iPhones tend to like to take them out of their pocket and leave them on the table as a *cough* status symbol.
Not realising that they have gone the way of Burberry and Ben Sherman's...
Rubin also went on to say that everyone on the planet should have an Android handset by this Friday afternoon and that Apple are rubbish.
I wonder how much of this can be put down to a form of confirmation bias?
iPhones are fairly recognisable. There are only a certain number of shapes and sizes that they come in. The orignal iPhone, the very simular 3G, which was identical (case wise) to the 3GS, the iPhone 4, which again looks the same as the 4S. I make that 3 body shapes variations, 2 of which are dificult to tell apart.
Therefore it's easy to spot the iPhones, but not so easy to spot Androids. My San Franisco looks very different to my wife's Galaxy II, which is different to my bosses Sony something, which is different to...
The reason that you see more iPhones is because you know what you are looking for, not because there are more of them. 3 body shapes to spot, rather than hundreds of them, some of which are not what you expect.
... and the world is flat and the sun flies daily through the heavens.
The usual crybaby excuse. from iOS devs happy in the paid-for-cartel of iOS world.
With Android, there are already many good FREE alternatives to whatever app or game you sell on iOS. It upto YOU to make people want to pay for it (and if it's good enough, they will, I have plenty of paid for Android apps, when the cost is justified).
Just because your app or game is no better than free alternatives, don't come crying to us.