Android still on track for 1 billion activations by end of 2013
posted by Michael H. / Mar 13, 2013, 3:14 PM
Still, it is a very large number, and according to Benedict Evans Google is still on track to hit 1 billion total activations before the end of the year. Evans estimates that 1.4 million Android devices are being activated every day, and by our calculations that puts Android on pace to hit 1 billion activations by mid-September.
Obviously selling 50 dollars crap everywhere including metro pcs and India ,china lol like that is easy
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 3:24 PM 3
Who cares. That many phones helps build the ecosystem so everyone using it benefits. Nokia was king of mobile phones for selling low cost handsets, didn't hear people whining about that.
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 3:28 PM 15
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You are such a shallow, ignorant, cheap hating dimwit. Typical for windows phone and Nokia fans. The very reason why Apple is what it is, but also the reason why it will never be a marketshare leader is because it is a single brand and a closed system. IAnd the very reason why Android is what it is, is because of its openness and versatility. Oh and ecosystem? When it comes to mobile - phones and tablets - windows is by far the most fragmented one. On top of being pitifully scarce with content. You can run 750000 applications on a typical Android phone, tablet, tv, mini pc. It is actually the BEST ecosystem, period.
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 4:22 PM 7
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you android fans think your the best because your precious sammy is on top even though they make the worst phones in the android eco system. WP is growing faster than android ever did and how is your eco system the best when the only one making profit is good old sammy and all the others who make better phones are left in the corner and lasty because you're totally gonna download 750,000 apps+ on your phone WP has 4/5 popular apps in other stores so it's growing
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 6:57 PM 3
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Lets not make this a war of Android and WP8.. I have a GN4 and NL920.. and frankly.. i end up using by GN4 as the daily driver and the 920 is primarily for taking pictures.. (I won the NL920 in a reverse auction site for Rs. 2043 = USD 38) I still think the WP platform is excellent but it looks old in my opinion.. They should have had something like what HTC has done with blinkfeed which involves alot of pictures..
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:56 AM 1
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Oh surprise, another retarded answer. Let me break it down: - since WP 8 launch, Android grew from approximately 95 million unit shipments per quarter, to approx. 140M! At the same time, Windows grew from 1.5M to 5M! Can you do the math, lol? - Google play grew from 600 000 apps, to about 750 000-800 000. At the same time, WP market got from some 110 000, to 160 000. Play store is still growing at much much faster rate than WP market. - Samsung makes the overall best Android phones. Countless reviews and awards prove this. - LG, HTC, ZTE, HUAWEI all had profitable 2012. HTC actually earned about 400 million dollars. Nokia had almost 3 BILLION dollars loss during the same period. - Sony sold FIVE times more Xperias in 2012, than Nokia sold their Lumias. - 750 000 applications means a vast selection to chose a better app from. If there's a greater selection, it automatically means a greater probability for better stuff to be weeded out. It's what competition brings, and apps are no exception -
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 4:05 AM 1
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Are a bulk of android phones that are activated metro or cricket phones? Or are they major carrier android devices? How many of those are s3's or other flagships? At least android devices aren't elitist and are made for all types of incomes and countries. From developing nations to the most prominent. Thats definitely not a negative like the conotation of your comment suggests.
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 3:34 PM 7
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atleast many can now afford an android and enjoy many basic apps for 50$,for which u have to spend more than atleast 350$ for an ios or windows even for the basic apps like whatsapp,good browsers etc... so shut up n get lost...
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 10:00 AM 0
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thats because ppl overseas all have google phones because they know you can set up more stuff on it plus gives you more options ...ppl overseas are tired of the iphones simple *high five for google* good job cant wait till 5.0 sw is out #bangbang apple go to sleep
posted on Mar 13, 2013, 3:54 PM 0
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