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Apple's CEO Steve Jobs appears to be living in a fantasy land where Google is lying about its activations and more iPhones are being activated than Android smartphones.
Jobs: "We think we are ahead of everyone"; Google says CEO of Apple's claims are inaccurate

Apple CEO Steven P. Jobs, whose star iPhone has been passed by a surging Google in U.S. sales, blasted Google at his company's product release event yesterday.

Mr. Jobs claims that Google CEO Eric Schmidt's announcement at the start of August that his company was activating 200,000+ Android devices a day globally was a falsehood.  When asked questions about that number, he responded, "We think some of our friends are counting upgrades in their numbers."

He added, "We think we are ahead of everyone."

But it may be Mr. Jobs who is in the wrong.  A Google spokesperson commented, "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."

Today Apple claims to be activating 230,000 "iOS devices" globally per day.  However, that number includes both the iPhone 
and the iPad 3G.  Even with only having a single respectively low volume tablet/mobile-internet-device at present (the Dell Streak), Android likely has reached at least that level of activations (given that its activations are growing at a rate of roughly 30,000 to 40,000 additional activations per day per month).  

That means that Google has already left Apple behind in terms of phone activations a day.  And once more tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab hit, Google can be expected to leave Apple behind in total daily device activations, as well.

Mr. Jobs and his company have seem shocked by Google's success.  At the recent D8 press conference he sounded caught off guard when he commented that one morning he just woke up and heard about Android.  When asked if he felt betrayed, though, he quipped, "My sex life is pretty good."

Apple also tried to deny that Android has surpassed the iPhone in U.S. market share when small market research firm Canalys made that proclamation.  But the numbers were later confirmed by top market research firm NPD, proving that Apple has indeed been surpassed.





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