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200,000 Android devices sold every day
Afterdawn ^ | 04 Aug 2010 23:27 | Andre "DVDBack23" Yoskowitz

Posted on 08/05/2010 6:04:22 AM PDT by SmokingJoe

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said today that about 200,000 new Android devices are now being sold daily, leading to huge growth in revenue for the search giant thanks to mobile search traffic.

When asked about the recent studies showing Android outpacing the iPhone handily, Schmidt added: "People are finally beginning to figure out how successful Android is. The number was about 100,000 (a day) about two months ago. It looks like Android is not just phenomenal but incredibly phenomenal in its growth rate. God knows how long that will continue."

While Google does not directly gain revenue from Android (which is free and open source), the more successful the operating system is, the more people are connected to the Web from their mobile phones, leading to an increase in search.

"Trust me that revenue is large enough to pay for all of Android's activities and a whole bunch more," Schmidt added, via Cnet. "I should also say that we love the success of the iPhone because the iPhone also uses Google's search and we get a chunk of that revenue when people search on the iPhone."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: android; apple; cellphones; google; iphone; telecom; verizon
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That works out at 6 million Androids sold a every single month, giving you 18 million per quarter.
By comparison, Apple sold 8.4 million iPhones in the last quarter (the quarter before that that had 8.75 in iPhone sales).
1 posted on 08/05/2010 6:04:25 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

The Android does have one advantage over the IPOD: Verison vs AT&T. Given the abysmal performance of my company-issued Blackberry over the AT&T network, I’ve learned two things: I’ll never purchase a Blackberry for my own phone, and I’ll wait until Apple moves the Iphone to a network designed by competent RF engineers.


2 posted on 08/05/2010 6:07:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

OK, it’s Verizon.


3 posted on 08/05/2010 6:08:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SmokingJoe; Da Coyote

We’ll soon be switching over to Droid from Blackberry. I like Verizon’s service, it just works, however the Blackberry is just too damn slow and limited.

I just hope I don’t break it, I’m a little rough on phones...


4 posted on 08/05/2010 6:10:09 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SmokingJoe

ping


5 posted on 08/05/2010 6:10:51 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: SmokingJoe

That’s a lot of devices! I know I’m enjoying my iRobot $130 tablet... Fun little device, and the battery life is actually quite good!


6 posted on 08/05/2010 6:12:35 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: SmokingJoe

I just love that it’s customizable and rootable. Not to mention you can make it a hotspot and sniff packets.

http://www.hak5.org/episodes/episode-724


7 posted on 08/05/2010 6:13:06 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: SmokingJoe

Do you think Apple’s model with the iPhone was designed for market dominance? Or more like their model in computers, a smaller market share but large profits?


8 posted on 08/05/2010 6:13:15 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Da Coyote

What about venison? I’d take that over any of these phones - so much better when it’s slow roasted!


9 posted on 08/05/2010 6:13:39 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: SmokingJoe

200,000/day is high volume, high production velocity for a product that complex.


10 posted on 08/05/2010 6:14:00 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SmokingJoe
Damn stupid people over at Apple, huh Joe? /sarcasm

You must really have a bad case of envy! Do you wear a sock in your pants?

Apple Market cap as of yesterday close: 240.25 Billion

Yep, damn stupid! /sarcasm again!!!


11 posted on 08/05/2010 6:17:31 AM PDT by WVKayaker (The object of oratory is not truth but persuasion. -Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay)
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To: SmokingJoe

And we welcome our new Robot Overlords.

oh.........it’s a phone?


12 posted on 08/05/2010 6:20:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: downwdims
I just love that it’s customizable and rootable. Not to mention you can make it a hotspot and sniff packets.

Careful, you never know where those packets have been...

13 posted on 08/05/2010 6:21:12 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: SmokingJoe

I have a Palm Centro. Talk about backing a loser. I got it because I thought it would be a seamless transition from my palm tungsten. I should have known, there is never a seamless transition in technology.

I’ve been thinking about getting an iPhone, either the previous generation - the 3g, or the new iPhone 4. Maybe I should look in the Verizon store and see what the droid can do.

I need it for a business tool, to interface with calendar, task list, and addresses, as well as email and internet. It also serves some personal functions - photos, etc. I miss being able to read books on the device, which I could do with my tungsten, but there is no ereader app for the Centro, as I discovered to my dismay.

Anyone have any thoughts that could help me decide?


14 posted on 08/05/2010 6:21:19 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: SmokingJoe
I just heard on the radio yesterday that while consumer spending in the USA is stagnant or decreasing, the only thing bustling is electronics.

This fact leads to a number of interesting analysis, but I don't even want to go there.

Toys "R" Us?

Leni

15 posted on 08/05/2010 6:22:26 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
Cell phone sales certainly are bustling. I see many people who gladly spend all their rent and grocery money on an iPhone or Evo.

In fact, iPhone and Evo are almost unobtainable...they can't make them fast enough.

16 posted on 08/05/2010 6:31:08 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Da Coyote

That’s OK. Its spelling can have different Verzions.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 6:37:01 AM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Daveinyork
I have a Palm Centro. Talk about backing a loser. I got it because I thought it would be a seamless transition from my palm tungsten. I should have known, there is never a seamless transition in technology.

I had an iPhone 3G for the past two years. Upgrading to the iPhone 4 was as simple as plugging in the cable.

I need it for a business tool, to interface with calendar, task list, and addresses, as well as email and internet. It also serves some personal functions - photos, etc. I miss being able to read books on the device, which I could do with my tungsten, but there is no ereader app for the Centro, as I discovered to my dismay.

I use my iPhone as a business tool... and an iPod... and a GPS device... and address book... and calendar and tasks (all sync'd through Mobileme)... and ebook reader... and game device... and photos... and videos... and more.

I haven't personally tried the Droid--partially because I didn't want to start over again (remember, I only had to plug in a cable) but my iPhone is easy and does everything I need it to do. Never had a problem in 2+ years of ownership.

18 posted on 08/05/2010 6:39:36 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: SmokingJoe
I'll be a lot more when the tech is perfected.


19 posted on 08/05/2010 6:39:57 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: pgyanke

Thank you for the insight. Somehow, I dont think transitioning from a disconinued Palm product, which didn’t last two years on the market, will be particularly seamless.

I’m not sure which device I’ll get. Maybe I’ll wait till some of the furor dies down, and iPhone 4’s are more readily available. Is it that much better than your 3g?


20 posted on 08/05/2010 6:44:18 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: SmokingJoe

I tried out the Google Nexus One phone and it’s not quite there for me yet.

For example, you can’t get more than 30 days of mail from an Exchange account (though Verizon Android phones don’t seem to have this limitation).

On my iPhone, I can use Cisco Mobile to connect into my company’s phone system and use my iPhone like a desk phone. When I have to travel, I can VPN in and use it to avoid long distance calls. There is no way to do that on Android yet.

Also the GUI on the Android needs some polish IMO. Possibly I’m just used to iOS UI.

I will keep following Android and re-evaluating it. Maybe 3.0 will bring the features/apps I’m looking for. They are getting close. Until then I’m content with iPhone.


21 posted on 08/05/2010 6:47:32 AM PDT by Todd_Gray
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To: TSgt

Droid is a great phone. I just got mine 6 months ago so I’ll have it for awhile, but the upcoming Droid 2, as well as Droid X and Incredible are all good options. I would still give an edge on hardware and user-experience to the Iphone, but the advantages of Verizon and the open approach to apps is a nice positive. Plus, Google is making major strides in software with each OS release.


22 posted on 08/05/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Daveinyork

I didn’t think your transition from Palm would be seamless... to anyone’s device. However, once you’re in the iPhone, future transitions should be easy... as opposed to your experience with Palm.

I love my iPhone 4. Battery life, camera, capacity, speed, retina display, reception, intuitive feel, ease of use and reliability... all are great.


23 posted on 08/05/2010 7:01:40 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: pgyanke

How many gb’s did you get?


24 posted on 08/05/2010 7:04:32 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: SmokingJoe

Switched from a Blackberry to Samsung Vibrant 3 weeks ago. It is an unbelievable phone.

It is kind of sad to realize, that who we are is locked up in a phone and on our computers.


25 posted on 08/05/2010 7:06:23 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: ilgipper

Any thoughts about the battery life? I’ve heard it’s not as good as the Blackberry.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 7:10:42 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SmokingJoe
As I work in the tech field, I'm rarely bowled over by new tech toys...however, I did pick up the Droid X, and I'm really impressed - not only is it a great phone, but it does so much more. If you only make calls on your phone, it's not worth buying; but if you want a music player, GPS, wireless hotspot, corporate and/or personal email, etc., I highly recommend it.
27 posted on 08/05/2010 7:10:54 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: SmokingJoe

I can’t wait to see how much cash Google will pay Apple when they settle the Google-Apple patent lawsuit.

With Android doing so well, who knows, it might reach $5 billion.


28 posted on 08/05/2010 7:14:08 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: pgyanke

Rush said that the Chicoms built a 200K iphone/day plant. Do they also make the Droid?
barbra ann


29 posted on 08/05/2010 7:14:15 AM PDT by barb-tex (Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: Let the weak say I am strong.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Thats what I want to know :)


30 posted on 08/05/2010 7:19:35 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: Daveinyork
I’ve been thinking about getting an iPhone, either the previous generation - the 3g, or the new iPhone 4. Maybe I should look in the Verizon store and see what the droid can do.

Get something with a GPS. All the other mail, calendar, etc. is pretty much available on all the platforms. IPhone and Android are pretty much a tossup.

31 posted on 08/05/2010 7:20:15 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: TennTuxedo

How has the battery life been on the vibrant?


32 posted on 08/05/2010 7:20:15 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: SmokingJoe

Kudos to all the manufactuers who supply components for these cool gadgets.


33 posted on 08/05/2010 7:22:57 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: barb-tex

My (Motorola) Droid X was made in Japan.

All literature that came with the phone was printed in Mexico.


34 posted on 08/05/2010 7:26:52 AM PDT by happydogx2 (The more I see of men the more I like dogs.)
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To: SmokingJoe
The stupidest thing Apple ever did was to go with AT&T.

The iPhone could have been the PC of phones, but it will now be the Mac.

35 posted on 08/05/2010 7:27:36 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: o2bfree
I can’t wait to see how much cash Google will pay Apple when they settle the Google-Apple patent lawsuit.

There is no such suite.

With Android doing so well, who knows, it might reach $5 billion”

Try $0.00

36 posted on 08/05/2010 7:29:13 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: downwdims
I just love that it’s customizable and rootable.

Some of the latest Android phones try to lock you out just like the iPhone does. Aside from that, manufacturers are going after those who post customized versions of Android for download. Turns out that a good chunk Android as most people see it on their phones isn't open source.

37 posted on 08/05/2010 7:33:38 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: wideawake
The stupidest thing Apple ever did was to go with AT&T.

If the playing field back then was what the playing field is today, Apple wouldn't go with AT&T. Apple wanted to go with Verizon, BUT, Apple also insisted on doing the phone the Apple way. Verizon said no. I don't know what all of the sticking points were, but interface design was one sticking point. Customer service was another. Verizon wanted Apple to be a hardware supplier, and it would still be a Verizon branded phone and all customer service would be through Verizon. I think visual voice mail was also a sticking point, and IIRC, Verizon wanted all web access funneled through a Verizon interface (working off memory, so not sure of details.)

Basically, Verizon insisted that Apple make a phone that would be just like all the other phones. If Apple had gone with Verizon initially, the iPhone wouldn't have been the iPhone. The success of the iPhone is the reason for the Droid and Verizon now opening up.

38 posted on 08/05/2010 7:44:00 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Cboldt
200,000/day is high volume, high production velocity for a product that complex.

That's because it's not *a* product, but dozens of devices made by several manufacturers. I predict this will even go up. Android smartphones are getting cheap, so much that carriers are doing buy one get one free deals. As they get cheaper, they will more and more take sales from the much larger feature phone market. The only thing keeping that from happening all-out is that some carriers charge extra per month for the required data plan.

The feature phone is dead, to be replaced by low-end smartphones, as soon as data becomes part of the standard phone package. Notice how hard it is now to find a cell phone that is only a phone? Some years from now it'll be hard to find a cell phone that's not a smartphone.

39 posted on 08/05/2010 7:47:36 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TSgt

Ghost Armor! My daughter is horrible with phones and this stuff works.


40 posted on 08/05/2010 7:50:00 AM PDT by hope
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To: wideawake

You have to dance with them that brung ya. AT&T (Cingular) was willing to work with them, Verizon wasn’t.

I don’t think in the computer market or the phone market Apple’s goal was to be the largest player in the market. Unlike say the mp3 player market where they are dominant, they have models starting at $59 up to $400 for a 64GB touch or $250 for a 160GB classic. They have a variety of models and price points in that space.

In computers, they simply and by choice, do not compete in the biggest portion of the market. Instead they compete where there are higher margins and so higher profits.

In the phone market, they also have nowhere near the number of models as Nokia or Samsung.


41 posted on 08/05/2010 7:51:40 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: SmokingJoe

The part of the story not told, Microsoft is toast with their phone, I don’t care what it does, their done.


42 posted on 08/05/2010 7:52:28 AM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: Mr. Blonde

My wife switched from blackberry to a vibrant a few weeks ago. So far battery life has been good.


43 posted on 08/05/2010 7:53:03 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: wideawake
The stupidest thing Apple ever did was to go with AT&T.

AT&T, or rather Cingular before they got bought, was the only cell carrier that would work with Apple on Apple's terms. That included changing their voicemail system and turning the normal phone design paradigm on its head. IIRC, Apple approached Verizon first.

The iPhone could have been the PC of phones

Not possible unless Apple licensed out the operating system. Even Apple with record-breaking sales can't dominate all the major phone manufacturers combined. Apple doesn't even have a low-end product to compete with theirs.

44 posted on 08/05/2010 7:58:12 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
That’s a lot of devices! I know I’m enjoying my iRobot $130 tablet...

You now have two tablets? You just bought an aPad!

45 posted on 08/05/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dangerdoc

Thanks. I have been thinking on getting one pretty hard, but leaving my BB is hard. I love the battery life on it.


46 posted on 08/05/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: antiRepublicrat

If it’s based on Linux it will be hacked, rooted and customizable. It really doesn’t matter what the device managers “allow” (As long is it doesn’t brick)

See what people have done with the Linksys WRT54G and other Linux based routers. The chipsets support personalization/hackability which rules and should be supportaed


47 posted on 08/05/2010 8:07:39 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: downwdims

supported. Damn you no edit feature on FR :p


48 posted on 08/05/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: antiRepublicrat
That's because it's not *a* product

Android IS a product. It's an operating system.

49 posted on 08/05/2010 8:53:04 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
Android IS a product. It's an operating system.

Nobody sells Android. The dozens of phones loaded with Android are products, and they are sold.

50 posted on 08/05/2010 8:56:37 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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