This is my dumping ground for quotes and other stuff relating to the wonderful world of digital & communications.
there are now 1.3M Android activations a day. 70k of those activations are tablets
Out of all smart phone users, Android fans are most likely to have a one-night stand (55 percent).
72 percent of Android fans have visited an online dating site, compared to 58 percent of iPhone users
3.7 million new Android devices were activated over the holiday weekend. The 1.85 million daily average more than doubles Android’s current rate of 700,000 daily activations
Android activations thus far have surpassed 200 million devices. That’s over 550,000 activations per day, which is 50,000 more than June’s figure, and 150,000 more than the 400,000 clocked in during May.
The figures from Gartner suggest that 218m Android handsets have been sold since the first went on sale in the fourth quarter of 2008.
In total, more than 1bn smartphones have been sold since the first quarter of 2007, according to Gartner’s figures from the past four years.
In just 18 months, Android has come from nowhere to become the mobile OS powering just under half of all smartphones sold in the UK – and half the people owning a mobile phone in the UK have a smartphone
in its latest release of the Android platform, there are over a million lines of code
Earlier this year, the Chinese firm Huawei unveiled IDEOS through Kenya’s telecom titan, Safaricom. So far, this $80 smartphone has found its way into the hands of 350,000+ Kenyans, an impressive sales number in a country where 40% of the population lives on less than two dollars a day
We welcome the news of today‘s acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem.”
– Peter Chou
CEO, HTC Corp.
The main story in Google buying Motorola is Android. Another big one is patents—Motorola actually invented the cellphone 30 years ago
Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted this morning to announce that Google is now activating 500,000 devices each day
There are now:
100 million activated Android devices
400,000 new Android devices activated every day
200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market