Apple, Google tussle over Android activation numbers

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs presided over the introduction of the company's new iPod touch yesterday, among other announcements, and in doing so took a shot at some of the company's competitors. Jobs said Apple is activating over 230,000 iOS devices every day (which includes iPhones, iPads and iPod touches). Then, he said that "we think some of our friends are counting upgrades in their numbers," which many took as a thinly-veiled shot across the bow at Google. Last month Google CEO Eric Schmidt said sales of smartphones running Android now total about 200,000 each day. Google took exception to Jobs' claim. "The Android activation numbers do not include upgrades and are, in fact, only a portion of the Android devices in the market since we only include devices that have Google services," a Google spokesman told Fortune. Article


Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless!

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.