Cutesy videos about our favorite mobile OS will always see time here at Droid Life. So when Andy Rubin took the opportunity to share a video from 2007 with a group of kids who express their thoughts on the ultimate cell phone, we had to bring it. You will want to pay close attention to the last kid who just so happens to be piling up scoops of ice cream on top of his drawing of a phone…coincidence? Mr. Rubin, we will see you next week at CTIA.
Just last month at Google I/O, we were told that over 400,000 Android devices were activated on a daily basis, but today that number has jumped up and over 500,000 according to Andy Rubin. The timing of this tweet couldn’t have been better, as iOS fan-tech-pundits have been on a rampage lately with the “Android has peaked, iOS will crush it with version 5 and the next iPhone!” articles while sourcing a variety of random statistics and metrics. All I can say, is that you’d have to be a fool to really think that this massive Android train will come to a screeching halt in September. In fact, Android as a mobile OS is so far beyond iOS now, that it’s almost not worth doing comparisons anymore.
They both have completely different approaches to everything that they do, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is no denying that the i*hone is an iconic device and one that has this massive following, but I guess I’ve just been under the impression that most of us had moved beyond the seriousness of the this vs. that silliness of it all? Well, it seems like we sure are on the Android side of things – just don’t expect the iPeople to stop with their giant white-lettered pot shots during presentations or from their crew of “analysts” who will do and say anything to hike up that stock price.
500,000 though. Wow.
After a lot of talk over the last couple of weeks in the press about Android possibly not being “open” anymore, Mr. Android himself Andy Rubin, took to his team’s blog to clear the air. We’d start pulling pieces out of it and paraphrasing, but that just doesn’t seem right. This should be read by everyone that’s a fan of this mobile OS. (more…)