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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by byteware, May 25, 2010.

  1. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Google has announced that 100,000 new Android OS phones are being activated daily.

    Apple sold on average 97,222 phones per day in Q1.

    I don't have Apple's current per day sales figures, but unless they have pushed it up a notch (which recent data suggests is not the case), then Google may very well be outselling the iPhone Globally.

    If it isn't outselling the iPhone it is certainly surprising (not that it is, just that it is already).

    So, Google is either close to, or already, outselling the iPhone Globally.

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  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    It was already in the news not too long ago that Android holds a market majority in the United States over the iPhone. So I honestly would not be surprised.
  3. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    the flip side is that the iphone is 1 phone, you can pull it out to 2 or 3 models, but it is one device.

    so it is selling slightly less then android with 1 model on 1 network.....still impressive.

    /devils advocate
  4. Sykosis

    Sykosis Newbie

    isnt it more impressive that Android has reached out to multiple manufactures to offer their customers a selection thus surpassing the market with a superior product?
  5. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Keep in mind though... Apple has a HUGE household name in many places around the world. People who don't even care about phones know about Apple and their iPhone and it's reputation. It's kind of like what Nintendo had back then. My uncle bought me a Sony PS1 a long time ago for my birthday and my mom said to my uncle "Why'd you get him a Nintendo?" (of course in Korean)

    Anyone who doesn't really know smartphones and the choices very well will usually get an iPhone simply for the brand name, popularity, and from influence. As I always say... "The iPhone is all the rage amongst middle schoolers!" Once a big device is popular amongst tweens, I'm done with it. lol
  6. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    ANDROID been around 18 months now thats impressive...
  7. Skipdawg

    Skipdawg Android Enthusiast

    Android rocks!! Android rulz!!:cool:
  8. tazziedevil

    tazziedevil Member

    ^ Book worthy!
  9. Fonseca

    Fonseca Android Enthusiast

    If he is talking about internationally, the iPhone does not have exclusive contracts overseas. That is why this would be a bigger deal than locally.
  10. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    The EVO 4G hit on June 4th should be a big one imo.
  11. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Android Expert

    I am surprised that we are seeing these kinds of numbers already.
  12. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The only exclusive contract, that I'm aware of, is between Apple and AT&T in the US. I don't think Apple is limited to one carrier in any other country.

    It makes sense, then, that Android overtook Apple in the US first, and has moved to overtake Apple Globally.

    With wireless integration into TV's and the Desktop coming for Android, I think that the platform still has some exploding to do.
  13. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Use to be in the UK until the beginning of this year, is it outselling globally?
  14. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    With Google activating 100,000 new android phones per day, it is very possible. There has been no official word yet.

    As of last quarter, Apple was averaging 97,222 iPhones sold per day. So, if Android isn't outselling the iPhone Globally, it's darn close.
  15. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    Yeah, agreed.

    There is always going to be exploring/improving to do.
  16. GuyverPrime!

    GuyverPrime! Newbie

    I hope both OS's do well. As they compete we win. The bar keeps moving higher. Who knows what both will do in the future. I have both android devices and Apple Devices. Both work great.
  17. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I disagree. I think Google is doing pretty darn well with little competition.

    I don't really see the iPhone as being much competition for Google in the future.
  18. autolycus

    autolycus Newbie

    It's not hard to have explosive growth when you're giving your product away for free, even if it wasn't as good as it is we'd still see it gaining a lot of ground.
  19. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

    also there are more affordable android smart phones starting to be produced (HTC wildfire comes to mind) vs lol expensive iphones
  20. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's the thing though, isn't it. Verizon can do that with older models (and cheaper models) in order to bring in new smartphone users. That's the absolutely great thing about choice.
  21. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    If the iPhone isn't competition for Android then what is? Things get stale when manufacturers don't have any competitors.
  22. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Google isn't a manufacturer. Google is a software company. But beyond that point, the things that Google is already doing with Android put it to a point, where the iPhone OS is already not really competition for it.

    I mean integration with the desktop over the internet, and integration with the TV over wifi... That's something that I don't think Apple will be able to compete with long term.

    I think Apple is a very focused company. It picks something new and focuses on it to refine it to as close to perfect as they can get it.

    However, Google has people doing things that are all over the map. And they are integrating those projects together.

    If Apple were to attempt to spread themselves out like Google has, I believe, they would fail, and fail miserably.

    Therefore, I don't really believe that they will be able to compete with the Android OS... at least not in the direction that Google is taking it.
  23. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    1. Why? I think this is something that Android won't be doing in the immediate future either, so I'd be willing to bet if it's known and useful, Apple is already working on it...

    2. Apple doesn't spread themselves out as much for the purpose of releasing stable versions. If you've ever played with an iPhone, you know that "it just works," and works REALLY smoothly.

    I'm a fan of Android, and never owned an iPhone (I leave that to my buddies), so it's not like this is a biased opinion.
  24. byteware

    byteware Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    1. Sony release the first android TV this fall. The desktop program for phone integration is due out by fall as well.

    Apple has had a virtual monopoly with iTunes, and has done little to actually upgrade the service. I doubt very seriously that they would start now.

    Why they don't spread themselves out really doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is that Google is making the iPhone obsolete.
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