With the Android Army growing ever-strong, it’s been a bit ridiculous to see how fast the geeky operating system has skyrocketed to where it is today. Larry Page, CEO of Google, posted an update for 2012 on the Google Investor website today and it seems like Android’s growth hasn’t ceased by a long shot.
Fast forward to today. Android is on fire, and the pace of mobile innovation has never been greater. Over 850,000 devices are activated daily through a network of 55 manufacturers and more than 300 carriers.
The number isn’t anything to scoff at but it’s anything but surprising at this point. It’s an Android and iOS world, and every other operating system is falling a the months go by. While we still have to wait until the Lumia 900 is released to see if Windows Phone actually ever will take off, Google and Apple have no competition but each other as it stands today.
We can expect to see these Android number increase in the very near future, as HTC and Samsung are readying devices that pretty much demolish anything else on the market today. The HTC One line is bound for success, while the unannounced Galaxy S III has us peeing in excitement. Other manufacturers like LG and Sony Mobile are bringing devices to market that are sure to find home to pockets across the globe, and we’re patiently awaiting to see exactly what Google will be doing with Motorola in the future.
One thing is for sure, though. Unless you’re in the select countries that the new HTC One line is currently available for, it’s definitely not a good time to buy a smartphone. The summer smartphone battle is only months away and we’re going to see some innovative and powerful devices hit shelves. Even if you’re not looking to grab a high-end device, it would be best to wait it out until these new flagship devices are available, as that $200 phone you were eyeing at the store the other day will likely drop in price.
Larry Page had much more to say in the recent post, so hit up the link below to get the low-down.