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Android installed base might outgrow total Windows devices in early 2014

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Android installed base might outgrow total Windows devices in early 2014
The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on – that's the exact proverb we'd use about having a lot of mobile platforms compete for their place under the sun, while Android is quietly growing sales so quickly it managed to ship over 100 million devices in the second quarter of the year alone. That's right, now there are four Android devices sold for every iPhone, and if Google's platform continues growing at the same pace it might end up outgrowing the total number of Windows devices (also referred to as the Windows installed base) out there as early as in Q1 2014.

Lastly, estimates for the Windows installed base showed there are more than 1.25 billion devices running all different versions of Microsoft's platform. Android on the other hand grew to more than 400 million devices in total around the end of June.

The difference is huge, but what's even bigger is the pace at which Android is currently outgrowing Windows device sales. There are over 900,000 Android devices activated each day and soon that number is expected to reach a million.

Microsoft is definitely well aware of how quickly Google's platform is becoming the new dominant global force and might need to make drastic changes like the rumored ultra low priced, $199 Surface RT tablet. Right below, you'd find more details on the mobile landscape alone, all courtesy of analyst and ex-Nokia top manager Tomi Ahonen.

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:32 6

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


and this is w/o JB!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:48 1

15. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


I love this Victor H's nonsense articles always slandering Microsoft, over and over. You can tell right by the headline that'll be another Victor H rant.

This "news" shows really nothing. It insinuates that all Android devices sold from beginning to present time are still being actively used, while the normal person Know that this is not the truth since there have been a lot of upgrades (new purchases) since our first devices, and that the old devices are now in some dusty drawer of forgotten things.

There are 1,25 billion devices actively RUNNING Windows at present date. Imagine then how many licenses that have been sold PRIOR to present date. Still "close to outselling Windows", huh? Please. Just please.

Secondly, what is there to compare, really? Android vs Windows - wouw, those are some comparable softwares outside the cell phone sphere, right? Gimme a F'ing break.

What a bunch of subjective Microsoft slandering bullcrap lacking afterthougt. As usual when it comes to Victor H, that is.

This site is going down the drain with no-clue writers like this, and I hope you read my comment Victor. Get your act together already, do some thinking beyond the reach of your nose next time you want to post some misleading "truth" fitting the personal taste of yours.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:37 4

2. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Wait for surface and WP8 and other windows devices

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:46 5

5. dickwyn (Posts: 568; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Windows 8 Hasn't Even Get To Show Any Impact Yet

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:51 6

7. Aeires (unregistered)


There are a lot of Android tablets being sold but the iPad is still the dominant tablet. It's going to take some serious price reductions for the Surface to make big strides, and even then, it's not guaranteed. Not only does MS have to fight with Apple over the iPad sales, but Jelly Bean Android isn't far off for a lot of 10" tablets.

Brutal market indeed.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 08:21 4

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


I think WP8 will have more chance of success with tablets than with phones.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:48 1

12. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I don't think they can even perform..

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:49

13. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Considering MS is completely alienating all of it's old customers with the W8 Metro - I doubt it.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:33 1

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


WP8 is not going to dramatically impact Android sales. Maybe RIM BB sales, but not Android. WP is an ankle-biter for Android.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:39 5

3. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Apple share drop from 24 to 17?

And who is ZTE? Is he gonna surpass HTC next year?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:48 6

6. dickwyn (Posts: 568; Member since: 07 May 2012)


successful china company

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:43 7

4. w595vsgamit (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


good to see sony here

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:52 3

8. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Sony rank has drop from #6 to #7 thanks to ZTE

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 07:55 4

9. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


With the New Ouya system, I can see way more android systems.
The Ouya can be
A small game console
A small PC
A media player that can play all digital format

And all for around 100 us dollars

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:19 1

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Oh yes, its going to happen :D i didnt know we were THIS close to it happening though, poor Microsoft and its fanboys :) i see many of them now saying "Wait for W8/WP8" lol, next year they'll be saying "Wait for W8.x/9 WP8.X/9" while Android continues to dominate, Google have done a great job despite the haters and their lawsuits. :)

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 03:52

16. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


lol at "we". What part of Android are you? Marketing?

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 05:48

17. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


We as in us industry enthusiasts seeing this happen. -_-

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