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Google Claims 65,000 Android Phones Are Shipping Daily

Google Claims 65,000 Android Phones Are Shipping Daily

According to Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, at least 65,000 Android-powered smartphones are shipping every day. While speaking at Google's annual shareholder meeting, Schmidt said the Android OS is being used on 34 mobile devices in 49 countries. "It looks like Android is going to be either the number one or number two player" in the mobile phone market, he said.

Schmidt also indicated the 65,000 handset figure could be low: "Our partners are shipping about 65,000 Android handsets per day but if you check the blogosphere you'll discover there are some reports that that number might be quite low."

To help put this in perspective, if Android is able to hit sales of more than two million handsets a month, it would be comparable to Apple's ever-popular iPhone which had reported sales of 8.75 million last quarter. Unlike Apple, Google makes the Android software available to handset manufacturers and also makes its own smartphone, the Nexus One.

As we reported earlier this week, data from the NPD Group shows that Android has surpassed Apple in terms of sales in the first quarter of 2010. Based on last quarter unit sales numbers from NPD’s wireless market research, the Android operating system accounted for 28 percent of US consumer sales compared to 21 percent of the market for the iPhone.

Google and Apple have very different strategies when it comes to these mobile devices. "Our strategy is very different from everybody else's," Schmidt said. "We license our code for free, so that's really pretty revolutionary….We're trying to build an entire ecosystem of openness, the inverse of the other guys."


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Google co-founder Larry Page indicated that Google is focused on getting even more devices running Android to the market. As the company achieves this goal, Page said, "I think you'll see that as those products mature we'll figure out how to make more money from them."

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Okay, is google shipping that many because the demand is that high, or are they just shipping and having a surplus afterwards? There is a difference between shipping numbers and shipping numbers due to sales.

I do think what Schmidt said was a kick in the knee to Steve Jobs and his endless list of rules for licencing apps. I think that's the 1-up as well, because if everyone can make apps, then you get a larger pool, rather than people for Apple only being able to make apps if you have a mac computer and the software.

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Good point Marius, when Google buys Taco Bell, I am gonna start getting worried.

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JUDGE Dread

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When google buys Taco Bell I want them to make their taco meat a grade above dog food =D

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«Google Claims It's Shipping 65,000 Android Phones Each Day» ? Not the way I read the article. What Eric Schmidt is reported there as claiming is that «at least 65,000 Android-powered smartphones are shipping every day», which is a very different kettle of fish. Google is not a manufacturer of mobile phones (not even of the Nexus One, which, as we all know, is made by HTC), and thus hardly finds itself in a position to ship them. Perhaps a little more care in setting Hot-Hardware headlines would be in order ?...

Henri

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noted Henri

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mhenriday:
Perhaps a little more care in setting Hot-Hardware headlines would be in order ?...

Think that's bad? You should check the forums. They still have not banned me. Something other sites have done years ago.

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