Android activations level since August as specter of Verizon iPhone looms

Complete your iPad experience with ZAGGmate!“Google has been stuck at around 200,000 activations a day since early August,” Seth Weintraub reports for Fortune.

MacDailyNews Note: For comparison, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced in mid-October that Apple was activating 275,000 iOS devices per day, peaking at 300,000 on some days.

Weintraub reports, “That isn’t to say Google won’t announce another milestone in the coming days and weeks. But, even if they announce 250,000 next week, that still shows that growth is decelerating.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No mystery here. In fact, we called it. In June. The market for fake iPhones began to freeze as soon as credible reports of the Verizon iPhone began to appear. Informed smartphone buyers are waiting for the real thing rather than settle for an pale imitation. It’s that simple.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

19 Comments

  1. The previous comments are brought to you by AT&T, proud to be rated dead last in Consumer Reports!

    And, by Google! Our mantra: Don’t be evil..

    More on Google:

    The lonely night a few months back when you Googled “how many fists can fit in the butt?” That’s stored on Google’s servers, correlated with your IP address and a pretty shocking amount of other personal information. If you use Google to help you navigate the Web, there’s a good chance they’ve installed a cookie onto your browser that logs every page you visit, every form you fill out and every conversation you have. Google sees it all and stores it for AT LEAST nine months. Google retains all data indefinitely. Google has no data retention policies. There is evidence that they are able to easily access all the user information they collect and save.

    Google has developed a software prototype that uses your computer’s microphone to listen to the sounds of your living room’s TV and serve you ads based on spying on what TV program you are watching. Google claims that when they eavesdrop on you through your computer’s microphone that you should trust them to filter out any personal data.
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    In 2009, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt warned users,

    “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. “

    The Google cookie on many of Google’s applications expires in 2038. Why do they need a persistent cookie with a unique ID number for each user? Who knows. What we do know is that Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, once worked for the NSA.

    Yeah.. Google isn’t evil. Buy Android at your own risk.

  2. HMacDailyNews Take: No mystery here. In fact, we called it. In June. The market for fake iPhones began to freeze as soon as credible reports of the Verizon iPhone began to appear. Informed smartphone buyers are waiting for the real thing rather than settle for an pale imitation. It’s that simple.

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    Curious how you’d explain the European market then.. iPhone is on multiple carriers,there are no two for one Android offers ad it was just announced last week that Android is about to surpass iOs..

  3. MikeK: In the US. Not worldwide.

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    Understood, my point being is if only being available on one carrier is what’s holding iPhone back in the US, then what’s the excuse in the European market where it’s available on multiple carriers.

  4. The growth is decelerating since the vacuum left by Windows Mobile and Symbian is already filled. All big mobile manufactories interested in a new mobile operating system have already changed to Android, so new market potential is limited from now.
    Microsoft will take millions of marketing dollars to fight back with Windows Phone 7 and Nokia will stay with Symbian as long as it takes.
    The Verizon iphone will only be the icing on the cake and wont stopp the acceleration they will even bring the turn arround in Androids success story. Companies like Motorola will face real trouble in Q1/11, because their most important product Droid on Verizon will collapse to half of their present market share.

  5. Google:
    1. Don’t ever stay logged into a Google account.
    2. Remove all Google Cookies as often as you can be bothered.

    @almux, spot on – the anti-Apple brigade make me laugh so much with their pathetic efforts..

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