Back in February, we reported that Google and their partners were shipping 60,000 devices per day. If anyone was wondering if they’ve slowed down and that number has decreased since then: it hasn’t. In fact, even more phones are being shipped now than they were back then, and no one sees the trend dissolving any time soon.
Today, Eric Schimdt chimes back in to inform us that the number of Android devices shipped per day stands at 65,000. While the increase is minimal, it’s imperative to note that the number is an average over a period of time (we’re not sure if the numbers leading up to February’s report are consolidated into this average or if only the months between February and May are being counted here) and it also shows that – if anything – Android’s steadily climbing just as everyone expected it would continue to do.
With Google’s Android outselling the iPhone in the United States last quarter, there’s no doubt in my mind that the apparent “slight” increase in units shipped actually turns out to be more of a factor than we thought. It’ll be interesting to see how these numbers look even further down the line as Android smartphones seemingly begin to take a life on their own.