Came across a new infpgraphic from about the rise of Android. Few great takeaways:
- 250,000,000 Androids activated every year (1.3 million everyday)
- Android increased Google’s Revenue by 800% in one year
- In 2011, Microsoft made more money off of Android than Windows Phone
- Google Play has the same amount of apps as the App Store
Google purchased the Android platform in 2005 and launched it in 2007. Ever since the first Android powered handset came out in 2008, the popularity of Android has increased tremendously over the past few years. With every new release, Google brought in new changes, features along with the Nexus series handsets. Android has a huge worldwide smartphone market share and almost 500 million devices activated in total and 1.3 million activations per day. The Google play store (apps) has also had massive growth in the number of apps. It is also estimated that 3 out of the 4 handsets purchased in the last three months are Android. And also for the first time, Samsung Galaxy S3 sold more units than the iPhone 4S and also iPhone 5. Here is a nice infographic on the rise of Android as a smartphone OS.