While Android’s official number of sales are not as impressive as Apple’s (who sold 600,000 iPhone 4’s the first day), nonetheless it looks as if Google’s mobile OS is finally emerging as the counterweight to the iDevice.
There are now 160,000 Android devices being activated every day — up from the 100,000 number he gave usÂ at Google IO in May.
And on top of that, the Android Market now officially hosts 68,000 applications (which of course includes keyboards, skins, ringtones and other thing you wouldn’t consider to be apps). (Android Central)
If Google can maintains this rate of growth, they may actually attract more developers and hopefully better Android apps (as the ones thus far are not exactly made for their eloquence).
Android still has a long ways to go before it can dethrone iOS as the world’s most popular mobile OS (at least on a decent smartphone that is, and no RIM doesn’t count).
Either way Android’s rise will force Apple and Microsoft to create awesome smartphones, which translates into better phones for everyone (and hopefully cheaper prices as well).
Originally posted on June 23, 2010 @ 3:26 pm