The Android machine plows on and on.

The Android machine plows on and on.

7.4 million phones in 3 months.  That is 2.46 million phones a month.


The figure above details Nokia’s handset sales of Windows Phones in 3 months.  not bad going that eh!?

Now lets take the city of Birmingham in the Midlands, UK.  At the last census in 2011 the quoted population was just above 1 million people.

Now take that city and add another half to it.  Then give every man, woman and child in that city and give them an Android device and get them to activate it.  Every 24 hours.

That is the reality of what is currently happening in the Android world.  One and a half million activations every single day.

Just take a moment to consider that number!

 

According the the Google Q2 earnings call (which can be viewed below) there is also one other Android related figure which needs consideration.

50 billion.  That’ s the number of app downloads that have been served up by Google Play (a milestone that Apple hit back in May by the way) to the ever increasing Android fraternity.

Looking forward, with the ever growing user base of both iOS and Android it is hard to see a real way forward for other mobile operating systems besides them becoming more niche than they already appear to be.

Do Blackberry, Windows Phone or any of the other smaller new OS’s really have a chance when confronted by the behemoths that are Google and Apple and the sheer weight of numbers that they are putting out?  Without a product that blows everything else out of the water and a marketing budget the size of the Greek deficit I personally can’t see it happening.

 

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  • Major Fail

    Someone needs to go back to School? 1 million + half = 1.5 million, which is not the same as the stated 2.46 million?
    Also, why does it say Nokia’s Windows Phone sales near the top of the article? Was that a lame joke or just poor editing / journalism…

    • Gears

      The 2.46 million is the amount, when divided into three, of Lumia handsets sold in Q2. It is important to remember that, whilst the Lumia line is doing well, in comparison to iPhone or, in this case Android, it’s still a lot smaller.

      • Major Fail

        I’ve re-written the top part of the article so it makes more sense.

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        In order to ascertain the magnitude of the sheer amount of Android activations, let’s first look at the numbers for its competitor Windows Phone.

        Nokia’s handset sales of Windows Phones in 3 months is 7.4 million, which equates to roughly 2.46 million phones per month.

        Now let’s take the city of Leeds, UK. At the last census in 2011 the quoted population was around 750,000 people.

        Take that city’s population and double it – then give every man, woman and child in that city an Android device and get them to activate it. Every 24 hours.

        This is the reality of what is currently happening in the Android world; 1.5 million activations every single day.

        Extrapolating that figure gives approximately 45 million Android activations in a calendar month, which is over 18 times the amount of Windows Phone sales.

        Let’s take a moment for that information to sink in!

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    • Martin

      The 1.5 million is the amount of Android activations per day. The 2.46 million is the amount of Windows phone per month.

      I haven’t watched the video, I find earnings calls a little tedious, I like headline figures.

      I would like to know if those 1.5 million activations are all for new phones? I bought my first Android phone second hand, I was of course a new Android user, but already had a Google account, so was my ‘activation’ counted as new, or because I had a google account was it dismissed, also because I was the 2nd owner of the phone was it counted? There is a huge market in second hand phones, if a count is registered everytime a new user of an old phone fires it up that is going to skew the numbers a fair bit. I mean, the writers on this here site must be adding a mahoosive number of activations to the pile themselves the amount of phones they get through ;)