(Image Source: The Android Nation)

 

BY LUKE LEONARD

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA


Android’s mobile platform sales are skyrocketing. Chief Andy Rubin is even hoping to increase sales of Android tablets twofold in 2012. Google Mobile Blog published an article with the figures.

“With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850,000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem.”

The competitive gap between Android and Apple’s iOS is gradually closing. With such a fast-growing number of activated devices each day, Inside Mobile App is expecting tables to turn.

“... we might see a crossover point sometime during this or the next quarter when Google’s Android platform will have more activations to date than Apple has in iOS device sales.”

Android’s footprint in the tablet market however, CNET says, is trailing well behind Apple. CNET collaborated some statistics indicating just how far behind Android is …

“During the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, Apple sold over 15 million iPads worldwide. In all of 2011, the company sold about 40 million iPads. It took Android, according to Rubin, two years to hit 12 million units.”

So what does Android chief Andy Rubin have to say? The Verge relayed Rubin’s comments on the sales numbers from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Rubin says they were ...

“... not insignificant, but less than I’d expect it to be if you really want to win … 2012 is going to be the year that we double down and make sure we’re winning in that space."

A blogger for 9 to 5 Google writes — Rubin’s comments are still a little cloudy.

"By the way, we wonder if by ‘doubling down’ Rubin meant a self-branded seven-inch … tablet said to arrive by summer ... Also, it wasn’t immediately clear from the report whether the 12 million figure includes the millions of Fire tablets Amazon sold thus far."

According to Web Pro News, Rubin said the developers of Android apps need to work hard on creating tablet-optimized version of their apps. Android’s marketplace currently has more than 450,000 apps, just shy of Apple’s 500,000 apps and climbing.

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Feb 27, 2012

Android Sales Increase, Tablets to Follow?

(Image Source: The Android Nation)

 

BY LUKE LEONARD

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA


Android’s mobile platform sales are skyrocketing. Chief Andy Rubin is even hoping to increase sales of Android tablets twofold in 2012. Google Mobile Blog published an article with the figures.

“With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850,000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem.”

The competitive gap between Android and Apple’s iOS is gradually closing. With such a fast-growing number of activated devices each day, Inside Mobile App is expecting tables to turn.

“... we might see a crossover point sometime during this or the next quarter when Google’s Android platform will have more activations to date than Apple has in iOS device sales.”

Android’s footprint in the tablet market however, CNET says, is trailing well behind Apple. CNET collaborated some statistics indicating just how far behind Android is …

“During the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, Apple sold over 15 million iPads worldwide. In all of 2011, the company sold about 40 million iPads. It took Android, according to Rubin, two years to hit 12 million units.”

So what does Android chief Andy Rubin have to say? The Verge relayed Rubin’s comments on the sales numbers from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Rubin says they were ...

“... not insignificant, but less than I’d expect it to be if you really want to win … 2012 is going to be the year that we double down and make sure we’re winning in that space."

A blogger for 9 to 5 Google writes — Rubin’s comments are still a little cloudy.

"By the way, we wonder if by ‘doubling down’ Rubin meant a self-branded seven-inch … tablet said to arrive by summer ... Also, it wasn’t immediately clear from the report whether the 12 million figure includes the millions of Fire tablets Amazon sold thus far."

According to Web Pro News, Rubin said the developers of Android apps need to work hard on creating tablet-optimized version of their apps. Android’s marketplace currently has more than 450,000 apps, just shy of Apple’s 500,000 apps and climbing.

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