It appears that Google’s Android OS is turning into a massive success. Market share is up, the number of design wins is equally impressive and tens of thousands of new apps appear each month.
Talking to a tech conference in Lake Tahoe, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that some 200,000 Android devices are being sold each day. The numbers are quite staggering, as Android devices are apparently managing to outsell Apple’s iPhone and the rest of the competition.
"The number was about 100,000 (a day) about two months ago. “It looks like Android is not just phenomenal but incredibly phenomenal in its growth rate,” said Schmidt. "I should also say that we love the success of the iPhone because the iPhone also uses Google's search and we get a chunk of that revenue when people search on the iPhone."
Schmidt also announced that the company could get similar results out of Chrome OS, but that it is targeted at a different market segment. It’s all about netbooks, smartbooks and cloud.