Android vs iOS war is going to intensify in the months and years to come. Google has just claimed that Android will get 1 billion activations in a year
Google dreams of attaining 1 billion Android activations within a year. Eric Schmidt, chairman of the Mountain View web giant, hopes that Android will surpass the magical 1 billion mark in a year. As of now, Android gets 1.3 million activations a day, meaning that it will easily hit 1 million before a year, the former Google CEO told to All Things D.
“We just announced 1.3 million activations of Android phones per day globally – per day,” Schmidt said. “Do a little math with me,” he asked. “If you’re at 1.3 [million activations per day], times 365 [days a year], and of course that number doubling every six months or something like this. This is well more than a billion devices globally perhaps within a year,” he added.
Android Vs Apple
Needless to say, Apple is the chief rival to Android. Reigning over more than half of the global smartphone market, Android has always been in a clash with Apple iPhone. The Google chairman is well aware of the threat from Apple. He has admitted that the Android Vs Apple is the defining fight in tech market today. “I believe that the Android-Apple platform fight is the defining fight in the industry today,” he said.
He went on to laud Apple for an enormously large platform for devs, cloud services and others. He also admitted that Apple has lots of talented engineers and the company is great in managing content, content, apps and partnerships. But, he added that “the Google platform, Android, is even larger” and it is going to get further dominant over all its rivals.
“Surveys that we’ve seen of unit volume indicate that there are four times as many Android phones as there are iPhones,” he recalled. The battle between Apple and Google has entered into a new level with the launch of a set of new Android devices and iPhone 5. The new iPhone 5 with iOS 6 has received lots of gripes from consumers over some of its downfalls that Apple even admitted. Meanwhile, Android is doing well with fresh updates like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
Well, Android is gaining more soil day to day. It has been frequently in news with lots of fresh updates. Of now, it is doubtless that Android enjoys a clear edge over iOS in global markets. Here are some Android factors that force us to tell that the platform is blooming up.
Android Makes Google World’s Second Valuable Company: Powered by Android, Google has just surpassed Microsoft as the world’s second most valuable tech company. See, Apple is in the first position thanks to the massive success of its iPad, iPhone and other devices. Google has gained the achievement overcoming Microsoft in a fierce contest and analysts are expecting that it can soon outdo Apple as well.
Early in October, Google hurdled over Microsoft’s value as its stocks hitting at $249.1 billion. It is better than the Redmond’s $247.2 billion. Of course, Android is a major reason for the explosive growth of the company “Android’s growth is even more important to Google in the long term, as more and more people begin to transition to a mobile-centric web experience,” says TechRadar.
A Line of Fresh Android Devices: Well, quite recently, we have been receiving a slew of high-end devices on Android. Prominent OEMs like Samsung, HTC, LG and even Motorola are coming with great devices on Android. Most of the modern day handsets raise increased challenge for Apple iPhone, of course.
Samsung is leading the market with fresh gadgets like Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S3 Mini and more. HTC is just following with impressive products like One X, One X+, One S and the rumored One X 5 phablet. LG has introduced an Optimus G, Optimus Vu II and more. Different from iPhone 5, most of these devices show off advanced features like quad core ships, NFC and others.