Here they come! If anyone still thinks Apple has the smartphone market to themselves, time to wake up!
Vic Gundotra and Hugo Barra opened the Google I/O developer event with some numbers…
- 100 million activated Android devices
- 400,000 new Android devices activated every day
- 200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
- 4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
- 1,000,000,000,000 downloads in the past 60 days
While most of the money for App developers, still sits with iPhone developers, it is not going to be long before this changes too. Android now has the largest market share of smart phones in the US (about a third as opposed to about a quarter for Apple) and is rising rapidly even if much of the developer revenue (83% in 2010) is lagging behind.
Next month’s Money in Mobile Forum, June 14th, London, will feature an update from ComScore, who will share just released news and data from Europe about market share and how the market is using mobile in Europe.
This day will help you understand how to implement an effective mobile strategy for your business. You will hear about the successes and failures of some of the key leaders in the field and we’ll spotlight companies that are directly enabling businesses to make money from mobile.
For more details: Money in Mobile Forum