With Google activating 160,000 Android smartphones a day, you would think emperor Steve at Cupertino would be nervous about the search Titan’s rise in prominence.
But despite the various Android phones hitting the market, Apple is still outselling their green rival 3 to 1.
AppleÂ® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhoneÂ® 4 throughÂ Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch onÂ June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTimeÂ®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video.
“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” saidÂ Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.” (PR Newswire)
Basically Apple is selling roughly 567,000 iPhone’s a day compared to Android’s 160,000 activations which is 3.5 times greater than Google’s mobile OS.
While the search engine king is still maintaining its own (in second place nonetheless), this news will not please the Google giant as it will convince more developers to choose Apple’s walled garden over Android “open forest.”
Although Google is still committed for the long haul of the race, they may need to rethink their strategy, especially with Microsoft launching Windows 7 mobile in October.