“Google’s Android boss, Andy Rubin, just said that an astounding 500,000 new Android-powered phones and tablets are now being activated each day worldwide. More amazing, this number is growing at 4% per week. This leaves Apple in the dust.
Last quarter, Apple sold about 19 million iPhones, for a daily activation rate of about 210,000.
If one includes iPads and iPod touches in the calculation, Apple’s activation rate was about 325,000. Apple’s activation rate has probably gone up significantly since then, especially with the company having stronger iPad sales, but it’s likely nowhere close to 500,000 a day.”
BusinessInsider.com/Henry Blodget/June 28th, 2010