The mobile fight between Apple and Google has been contentious at times, but recent numbers may show that Android’s meteoric rise may be over.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Writing for Fortune, Seth Weintraub noticed that Google’s daily activation numbers for Android have actually gone down. Google said on Monday, as part of the Gingerbread announcement, that it was activating more than 200,000 Android devices a day worldwide.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in early August that the company “crossed the 200,000 handset/day activation threshold.” That means there has been very little, if any, growth in the last four or five months.
In late October, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made an appearance at the company’s fourth quarter conference call to talk about Google and the iPhone.
“Last week, Eric Schmidt reiterated that they are activating 200,000 Android devices per day, and have around 90,000 apps in their app store,” said Jobs. “For comparison, Apple has activated around 275,000 iOS devices per day on average for the past 30 days, with a peak of almost 300,000 iOS devices per day on a few of those days. And Apple has 300,000 apps on its App Store.”