Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Smartphones war by the numbers


700,000 Android devices are activated every day. Got that? 700,000 more people every day are using Android!

As a comparison;

  • iOS has 275,000 activations per day,
  • Windows Phone 7 has something like 29 activations per day (oh wait, actually it's 29 activations every week, not day… sorry…)

What an amazing momentum: half a year ago the numbers stood on 400,000. In June it went up to 500,000 and in July it was 550,000.

However, when taking into considerations some other statistics from the mobile world…

Here are the real numbers:

  • Every day, 350,000 people around the globe are making a small decision that will make them unhappy.
  • 210,000 confused consumers go back to their mobile store every day asking for a real iPhone.
  • Summarizing Android, iOS, BlackBerry - there are 1 million smartphones operating systems activated daily (that's 1,000,029 if you include Windows Phone 7 as well).

Having fun? Here are some more:

  • AT&T is selling 100,000 new smartphones every day
  • Samsung broke its' own record selling 300 million mobile phones (not just smartphones) during 2011. Average of over 800,000 units per day. (source)

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Siyamalan said…
Very funny..

MySpace was mightier before Facebook, so as Blackberry.

World is much bigger than USA dude

Windows phones already joined the best selling lists of Germany, France and even UK.

The only thing that hinders the growth of Windows phone is poor availability and nothing else..
Anonymous said…
HA ha...
I just returned my Kindle Fire. Got an iPad instead. Fire SUCKS
Gil Bouhnick said…
@Siyamalan: I hear what you are saying.

I'm a huge fan of Windows Phone myself, one of the early adopters and a proud one.

I must be honest here and say: many apps are not there yet, the progress is too slow, and - sales are still bad (and I saw that there are nice numbers in some countries...).

I would love to see WP7 succeed BTW.
Wow, this is indeed war! And the total of the confused customers about the real iPhone-gosh, that's something!
ECM2 said…

The current mobile market is a DEJA VU of the early PC market. The PC with GUI was popularized by Apple, then Microsoft entered the fray as the “life force” of the IBM clones. By offering the masses a wide range of choices in PC specs and prices, the CLONES ruled the market. The smartphone and multi-touch tablet was popularized by Apple again, but this time Google, not Microsoft, is attacking the market with its arsenal of ANDROID desserts and devices (the droids). Like clones, DROIDS are invading the market by offering the masses a wide range of choice in specs and in price. Droids rule the phone market now and are posed to rule the tablet market in the near future.

In a world of gazillion gadgets with gazillion specs (most with common functionality) - what matters most is CHOICE and the ABILITY TO BUY that particular choice. Apple will always maintain a steady following and market share (as it did with its MACs) but, because it is only ONE SPECIES, it will be overwhelmed by rapidly evolving DROIDs. Apple will approach a "saturation point" ... but DROIDS? No. They will only keep on multiplying and mutating. They will evolve into new forms, new variants, new species, new distros ... making it harder and harder for Microsoft to stage a comeback. For all you know, they might even breed with Linux distros and invade the desktop PC/enterprise space.

What's becoming more and more obvious is that the DROIDS (not Apple) present the greatest challenge to Microsoft's comeback as ruler of the gadget world. For Microsoft to have a chance, it must employ the same old tactics when it led the ATTACK OF THE CLONES, including alliance with many developers and hardware manufacturers and use of a variety of weapons. In other words, Microsoft must release different flavors of Windows for different mobile devices (e.g. WP7 phone edition, WP7 tablet edition, Win8 tablet edition, Win8 desktop edition, etc.), just like what it did for PCs. Even in the world of gadgets, “phenotypic diversity” is key to survival and victory. Only by offering consumers a wide range of mobile device choices and options will Microsoft be able to counter the ATTACK OF THE DROIDS.
Dave Everitt said… .. we are in year 3 of a 5 year repeat of history where the numbers are a lot larger but the game is still being played the same way.

I predict in 8 years we will have:

Office365 on Windows Mobile leading the game
Android with the geeks, as per Linux
IOS with the Apple fans, as per Apple
RIM, Palm and all re-invented or lost forever

The winner is the enabler of the multi-OEM platform with the App we all need.

You forget, the first Blackberrys did not have phones or cameras or touch, they were mobile Outlook Exchange clients,period (as you US folks like to say). Yet the adoption was an explosion as there was a need.

If I could get Outlook Exchange, Excel, Powerpoint and Access anywhere on any platform ... and it was avaiable on a multi-OEM platform in a way that was corporate trusted, who knew my corporate needs (ie not Apple, not Google) then I will choose that OS platform on multi-OEM vendors (Mot, HTC, Samsung, Nokia) ...

I predict, with the present state of all the markets and vendors that, if they so choose it, Microsoft can repeat the past ...
android babbles said…
very interesting to put android into windows phone.
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Anonymous said…
Well, i think that the part about '700,000 more people every day' isn't true. Because a lot of those people are definitely not buying their first smartphone. They rather change one for another. Buying the new one, not the first one. And, as far as Smart custom writing is telling, most of people stay with the platform they were using.