Android Experienced 16% Growth In 2 Months

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    Remember 2 months ago when Eric Schmidt took the stage and said Android was activating 200K devices a day? Well that number is now 350K. According to Brian Pitz, an executive director and senior research analyst at UBS Investment Bank, our favorite smartphone OS experienced a 16 percent increase in just a few months. This same growth was also expressed by the recent report released by Gartner earlier this week that said at this rate, Android will overtake Symbian OS by the end of the year as the most popular OS. The same report says that the iPhone’s iOS will peak this year and will stay the number 2 OS for the time being, I think until Nokia and Microsoft start making babies.

    This growth is most likely due to the push Android is experiencing with not only the manufacturers but the carriers and the consumers as well. Google has something great in their hands now, and hopefully the next version will make us love them even more.

    Source: Google Activating 350K Android Devices Each Day, Analyst Says | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
     
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    I keep seeing this 350k a day activation rate and I just don't see how it is even remotely possible. That means in the last 60 days a total of 21 million android phones were activated. There are only 70 million smartphones in America alone. Yes android owns 33% of those now but that's coming from over 2 years worth of people buying phones. Even if this was a worldwide number it seems really inflated, IMO. Not calling these reports lies or anything, I am just truly curious as to how this is possible.

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    The article says 300k to 350k not 200k to 350k which would be a lot more than 16%.
     
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    How is going from 200k to 350k 16% growth? Also, well over two months ago the figure was 300k, so where are these numbers coming from?

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    The other thing to look at is: are these NEW phone activations? And even if they are new phones - how many are replacing existing Android phones? A lot of people with OG Droids and even earlier phones are upgrading.
     
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    Thats true but not to the tune of 21 million people in the last 60 days alone.
     
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    True, which is why I think they are counting ALL activations. Look at the current Droid X Gingerbread leak - how many 'activations' have happened in the last 2 days just from that! :icon_eek:
     
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    yeah, there really are a ton of things to take into account. Again I am not calling these reports false. I have no evidence or statistics to prove them wrong so I can't truly say they are wrong but I would like to see this a bit more broken down in detail.
     
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    I'm sure the numbers are international. If so, they're believable...

    Also, I keep forgetting to ask...what's with the Al Gore comment?

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    haha, you know how Al Gore claimed he invented the internet. It's just a tongue in cheek joke to that.
     
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    I activated my X yesterday after restoring it to .340. Of course I've had it since last July.
     
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    Okay, ya...I remember. I was just hoping you weren't actually giving him credit...the guy's a work of art...lol

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