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  • Daily iOS Activations Now Trail Android Activations

    Given the flurry of mobile research that is conducted and released from myriad research firms on a seemingly daily basis, it can be difficult for even the most invested of tech reporters to keep track of the mobile platforms and operating systems that lead the industry according to the sources that release the aforementioned data, surveys, and other findings.

    Although many headlines and the mobile news they carry appear to contradict one another, one persistently consistent report is emerging in the mobile world that should make Apple a tad bit uneasy. And today, one of Google's most prominent leaders - Google vice president of engineering Andy Rubin - confirmed the chatter, and made it known that daily Android activations are now eclipsing daily iOS activations.

    "There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4% w/w," Rubin Tweeted early Tuesday. Just six months ago, Android's daily activations were just 300,000. Quite a jump - so much so that Apple is effectively being left in the dust in terms of daily activations. Last October, Steve Jobs revealed that, on a good day, 300,000 iOS devices come online. Since then, iOS activations haven't grown nearly as much as Android activations have.

    So should Apple be worried? Well, perhaps not yet. But the IDC recently projected that Android will capture about 40% of the market in the second half of 2011. That market share is projected to hit 43.8% by 2015. By that time, IDC estimates, iOS won't even be the second-most popular mobile platform. According to the IDC, Android will take the gold, Windows will get the silver, and iOS will hold on to the bronze.

    Source: PC Magazine
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Daily iOS Activations Now Trail Android Activations started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Villebilly's Avatar
      Villebilly -
      Back to the numbers in the article. I think a better comparison would be of the carriers who offer the iphone and what is the breakdown. This would be hard to attain with so many different carriers worldwide. But for the first quarter of this year ATT reported activating 5.7 million smartphones - 3.6 million of which were iphones.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      iPhone 4 will more than likely support into iOS 6? what, like iPhone 3G and 3GS will NEVER see iOS 5?!?!?! and those older gen ipod touches?

      If you want to know what Google has to say about that, watch some Google IO videos and you'll see whats going on. I love my iPhone 4 but I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 over the ipad 2.
      3GS and iPod Touch 3rd gen will support iOS 5.
      iPhone and iPod Touch 1st gen did iOS 1,2,3
      iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd gen did iOS 2,3,4
      iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3rd gen does iOS 3,4,5
      So it's safe to assume that iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th gen will do iOS 4,5,6