In a speech at the CTIA Wireless 2010 conference in Las Vegas, Google Executive Diana Pouliot revealed that Android devices were being produced at the rate of 60,000 a day. A quick back of the fag packet bit of maths give us 21.9 million a year devices shipped in 2010 at current rates. However it’s liable to be substantially more as the number of Android phones and devices seems to be doubling every month. We think Android devices will probably comfortably hit 25 million units by the end of 2010 and should overtake iPhone – iPad devices included – by 2011.
Pouliot also made some fascinating predictions for smartphones.
One of the main factors is ubiquity. Smartphones accounted for 9 percent of global mobile phone sales in 2008 and are predicted to rise to 46 percent by 2013.
Mobile search traffic has increased by five times in the past two years, and Google maps for mobile has also increased by over 50 million active maps for mobile users.
Additionally, there has been a rise in application downloads. To date, there have been over 3 billion application downloads and counting.
Android users are downloading 40 applications on average.
Twenty-five percent of iPhone and Android users spend two hours per day engaging with applications.
“More than 60,000 Android devices are shipped per day,” Ms. Pouliot said. “These users are active and highly engaged with their devices. You can see this explosion in their consumption of data.
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