Android Phones Being Shipped At 60,000 Units Daily?

February 17th, 2010 at 12:00 am

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At least that is what Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated on his recent speech recently at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. With Android handsets being shipped at around 60,000 units daily around the world, that would translate to a considerable statistic that may just be enough to threaten Apple’s dominance in the market with its ever popular iPhone. But then, this fact may provide more questions than answers.

If in fact Android phones are being shipped as this said rate daily, does the statistic mean those units sold to end users or as those being ordered by interested retailers? Despite this surprising announcement on the part of Schmidt, clarifications still need to be provided. It might have been made to garner some element of surprise and some much added publicity for Google’s push into the mobile phone market. But whether it can do enough to provide serious competition for Apple may be another matter altogether. Although it might be clear that Google’s Nexus One may not yet be able to mount such a threat, the collective efforts from the Google’s Android phone partners and manufacturers may just have that chance.

Even though the 60,000 units shipped daily may mean different things to some, it does provide quite a number that may be a concern for other mobile phone manufacturers not partnering up with the Google Android alliance. The shift in the mobile market towards Android phones may happen or it may not. We’ll just have to wait and see.