Yesterday at Motorola’s press event in New York, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that more than 1.3Mio new Android devices are activated each day.
There is one more important number: Just minor part, only about 70k of them are tablets – all the rest are Android phones. I agree. China market absorbed Android very well and now there are factories producing new phones as Bata shoes.
But there is another big player who is not counted in: Jeff Bezos’s Amazon Kindle Fire. How previously mentioned figures looks when the Kindle Fire is counted into Android tablet column?
Seems that more Android tablets than iPads are activated daily.
But on the other hand, Apple claims it shipped 17Mio iPads in 2012/Q2, what should result in about 185k iPad activations per day.
Whose figures are right? Who knows….
Update: Somebody asked me where I got Kindle Fire sales figures. Cowen analyst Kevin Kopelman estimated Kindle Fire sales as14M units in 2012, and as Google Nexus7 has been released, he lowered this figure to 12M Fires/year. For more details see here.