Android vs iPhone: 300,000 Android phones activated daily

We’ve been keeping our readers informed about all the developments to do with a possible Verizon iPhone soon and earlier today posted an article where we looked at the threat to the Android platform from the release of a Verizon iPhone. Also previously we posted an article about how a Verizon iPhone would challenge both Android and also AT&T.

In our article earlier today we asked if Verizon would really push aside its successful Android handsets to give more weight to the iPhone when it arrives and it was noted by an analyst that the growing trend for Android phones could be reversed once the iPhone arrives on the Big Red. To back this up we also noted statistics from a Cult of Mac article by Ed Sutherland who reported that the daily amount of new Android phones now being activated had slowed and levelled off at around 200,000.

However it now seems as though we may have spoken too soon and Android may not be as threatened as first feared as Vlad Savov over on Engadget today reports about a tweet from Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and currently VP of Engineering at Google,which gives the latest daily figure of Android phone activations as not 200,000 but over 300,000. That’s a pretty significant difference in numbers and rather dispels earlier beliefs that the growth of Android was slowing and instead it seems that it’s on the march again.

This is one battle that seems to get more and more intense over the coming months and we’ll be following all the developments surrounding the Android OS. What are your thoughts on Android vs iOS? We’d be interested to know so feel free to send us your comments.

  • A realist

    "However it now seems as though we may have spoken too soon"- That's what you get for quoting cult members.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flexdeveloper Stephane Beladaci

    LMAO… are you seriously getting your information about Android from "Mac Cult"?