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Thursday, November 17, 2011

200 million Android devices activated, claims Google

Android is a trending flavor among smartphone users. In july this year we saw Andy Rubin,Vice President of Mobile at Google tweet that Google was registering a staggering 500,000 Android device activations everyday. These numbers were a leap from its 60,000 activations in January 2010.

The new figures which recently emerged during the Google music event sounds even more promising. During the event the company claimed that there are now 200 million activated Android devices. This clearly indicates a faster Android adoption and at this rate it looks like the green droid is gradually moving towards its future goal - world domination.

Recently a Gartner's report on the mobile devices sales indicated that "Android OS accounted for 52.5 percent of smartphone sales to end users in the third quarter of 2011, more than doubling its market share from the third quarter of 2010."

Attributing this to the 'more mass-market offerings', a principal research analyst at Gartner stated that Android benefited from " a weaker competitive environment and the lack of exciting new products on alternative operating systems such as Windows Phone 7 and RIM. "

Intomobile feels, "perhaps the phone that has best contributed to Android’s growth is the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Galaxy S II has seen very impressive sales: Samsung announced last month 30 million Galaxy S and Galaxy S II combined units sold. It’s one of the few smartphones that has managed to take a noticeable amount of spotlight away from the Apple iPhone."

Gartner report also points this out. It states that as Apple's iOS market share suffered from delayed purchases as consumers awaited for the new iPhone, pressure continues to impact RIM's performance resulting in its low numbers. All in all it seems to be quite conducive scenario for Android to flourish.


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