Here's a great little video which shows the phenomenal rate of increase in Android activations.
At last count, Google (GOOG) was activating 300,000 devices per day. It is hard to imagine Android has grown in just about two and a half years. This video, put out by the official Android developers YouTube account, certainly helps.
Some music would have been nice.
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Google may now be the biggest smartphone vendor on earth.
Andy Rubin just Tweeted that Google (GOOG) is activating 300,000 phones a day. That passes Apple's (AAPL) iOS, that passes Blackberry (RIMM). That even matches any figures that Symbian has ever put up (though Canalys says Nokia might be at 325,000/day).
Google is closing in on an astounding 10 million phones per month. Recall that Apple just had its biggest quarter MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 8, 2010 11:45 PM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.At All Things Digital's D: Dive Into Mobile last night, Android creator Andy Rubin revealed he and Nokia have discussed the idea of adopting Android as one of many alternatives for the handset-maker. Rubin also whipped out MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 7, 2010 6:47 AM ET
At this evening's AllThingsD conference, Google's Andy Rubin let a few surprises out of the bag.
There weren't many new items from Google (GOOG) VP Andy Rubin's talk at the AllThingsD conference, but some were notable. Here is what I dug out:
On Nokia (NOK) considering using Android: They've talked! (7:00 into the video below):
Rubin: The company has new leadership, referring to CEO Stephen Elop. They are evaluating lots of alternatives. I'm MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 7, 2010 1:14 AM ET
After a stratospheric rise this summer, Google has been stuck at around 200,000 activations a day since early August.
Update: (Dec. 8th) Well, it looks like Google's numbers aren't flat. They just waited a little while to report them.
Google's (GOOG) Android has been on a tear lately, dominating growth in the smartphone market in just about every major survey. But amongst the Gingerbread hoopla today, the number of Android activations has to be MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 6, 2010 4:10 PM ET
What we have here folks is a good old fashioned geek war.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs spent about five minutes of yesterday's earnings call (embedded below) berating Google's Android Model and its "disingenuous" "smokescreen" while touting Apple's "integrated, vertical" model where Apple controls most of the hardware and software stack.
Hoping to appeal to software developers, Google's (GOOG) Android VP Andy Rubin last night opened a Twitter account and Tweeted a rebuttal to Jobs' comments:
the definition of open: "mkdir MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 19, 2010 9:26 AM ET
The head of Google's Android doesn't understand why the world would want a Windows 7 phone.
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PCMag: On Monday, Microsoft is announcing their first Windows Phone 7 phones. What do you think of that platform as a competitor?
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