Android/Linux Activations Exceed “7”

We were told that, once upon a time, “7” was shipped on an average of 7 PCs per second. Growth of “7” is about 1% per month. On 1400 million PCs, that’s about 14 million PCs shipping with “7” per month, ~5.4/s per second. Android/Linux is activating 500K per day (500K/86400 = 5.8/s). Further, the growth rate of the growth is 4.4% per week

Andy Rubin, the mobile guy at Google, should know what he writes about. WhooHoo!

With OEMs gearing up to ship Android/Linux on ARMed PCs of all kinds, we will have a happy Christmas. What will the world think in 2012 when M$ finally releases “8” on ARM and folks figure out that it costs $100 more per small cheap computer than Android/Linux and is no more fun? With no retail monopoly left, M$ will be cut down to size, just another competitor in a large field of competitors.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Android/Linux Activations Exceed “7”

  1. says:

    oldman, if I said that pet owners prefer cats to hamsters 2 to 1, then citing the ol’ “apples and oranges” counter argument doesn’t actually counter my statement.

    If I said I consume 6% more apples than oranges, you can’t use ‘apples and oranges’ as a counter.

    Pogson is comparing activations of the OS, not the platform, as that is how he sees it, apparently the same way Andy Rubin sees it as well.

    If you really want to break it down by platform, please share with the class a comparison of android activations on smart phones to windows phone 7 activations on smart phones. you don’t even have to separate it out by make or model if you don’t want to.


  2. It’s still a share of IT that M$ is not getting.

  3. Richard Chapman says:

    “Apples and oranges Pog.”

    Tell that to Ace Furniture Moving Co. CEO Steve Ballmer. I’m sure it will make him feel better… snort!

  4. oldman says:

    Android is activating on phones and tablets Windows 7 on desktops.

    Apples and oranges Pog.

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