It’s no secret that Google and Apple are battling it out for dominance in the mobile and tablet sectors. Apple had an amazing head start which left a lot of analysts wondering if Google would succeed with their mobile platform. As you already know, Android has outperformed everyone’s expectations, shooting to the top of almost every chart in only two and a half years.
Google may not say much about the competition, but the first graphic they showed at Google I/O 2011 (pictured above) tells the whole story. Here are some of the Android highlights that Google shared today:
- 100 million activated Android devices
- 400,000 new Android devices activated every day
- 200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
- 4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
- 310 devices in 112 countries
Considering that one year ago Google announced that they were activating 100,000 devices per day, we’re having a hard time imagining what the numbers are going to look like a year from now. With new services like Google Music Beta, Movie Rentals, and the new enhancements in Honeycomb 3.1, Google is finally focusing on the little refinements which will knit more Google services into the Android framework and deliver a more complete mobile OS.