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Daily Dose - Android Doesn't Count Upgrades as Activations Either

09.02.2010
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Google responded to Steve Jobs' implications at the iPod/Apple TV/iOS presentation this week.   At the presentation he said that Apple estimates about 230k new activations of iOS devices every day.  Jobs said that Apple thinks they're ahead of everyone else because "some of our friends are counting upgrades in their numbers."  Google, thinking this referred to them, sent a release saying that they also don't include upgrades and they only include devices that have Google services, so the number of Android devices actually might be larger than their current estimate of 200k new activations daily.  Of course, Jobs could have been referring to Nokia, who claims 300k daily activations.

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Windows Phone 7 Reaches RTM
After millions of hours of stress tests, automated tests, active self-hosting use, and developer testing, the Windows Phone 7 OS has been released to manufacturing.  This means that the internal engineering team's work on the OS is largely complete.  The first new Windows Phones are expected sometime in October.  

An Open Source Alternative to Google Analytics
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