Android czar and Google Vice President Andy Rubin has revealed that Android activations are currently running at an all-time high of 700,000 per day.
To put the much-discussed subject of ‘Android activations’ into context, Rubin said, “For those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”
So it appears that Android is in particularly rude health, following June’s announcement that Android activations were running at a mighty 500,000 a day.
Apple, by contrast, has ceased to announce its activation numbers. The most recent update was from new CEO Tim Cook and stated that iOS sales topped 250,000,000 during the most recent quarter. The most recent activation numbers come from last October, when the late Steve Jobs stated that iOS activations numbered 275,000 per day.
Figures from The NPD Group show that Android smartphones now hold a 53% share of the market, with Apple’s iPhone currently snaffling a 29% share.