Google says 65,000 Android phones ship each day

Google says 65,000 Android phones ship each day
Google shareholders attending the annual stockholders meeting were treated to some information from CEO Eric Schmidt. The exec stated that every day, 65,000 Android handsets are shipped. That includes 34 different devices in 49 countries. Schmidt even had the time to fire a salvo at Apple. "[Google] is trying to build an entire ecosystem of openness, the inverse of the other guys," the CEO quipped. And for those who worry about Android's failure to turn its success into cold, hard cash for Google, Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page said to concentrate on the synergies that the company gets from its open source operating system. The CEO said, "While it’s true that we’re very happy to give away Android, the applications and the services that can be provided on a very large, very broad framework can be enormously valuable over the next five or 10 years.” If that is true, Google has just taken its first steps as far as Android is concerned. Schmidt continues to have high hopes for the software. "It looks like Android is going to be either the number one or number two player" in the cellphone market, he said.

source: theage via AndroidandMe



1. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Just a little more time and it'll be the dominant OS. Now all they have to do is figure out a way to downgrade it a little and out it on a dumb phone!

2. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Agreed. I can sorta see Google doing to Apple what Windows did 15-20 years ago. No disrespect to Apple because they have a good product but it seems like sticking with only their own hardware and software while Google is put on every other handset is going to be history repeating itself.

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