850,000 Android Devices Are Activated Each Day [Silicon Alley Insider]
Last quarter, boosted by the fact that the iPhone had been made available on all three of the largest mobile carriers, Apple took the smartphone market share lead over Android. Android isn't slowing down, however, as Google exec Andy Rubin tweeted from the Mobile World Congress that Android's daily activations have grown from 700,000 per day in December to 850,000 per day now.
According to a recent Google blog post Android has now activated more than 300 million devices total. For comparison's sake, Apple's most recent reports shows 315 million iOS activations so far.
Regardless of which mobile OS is in the lead at any particular moment, it's clear that the competition remains stiff between the two leading options.