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.