Data Wednesday: iOS & Android

by July 24, 2013

Between Apple's Q2 earnings report and Google's Chrome/Android special event over the past two days, we got an updated look at the latest Android and iOS numbers around the world. Here's a quick overview:


  • iMessage went from 0 to 900 billion messages sent in one year and nine months. (source)
  • There have been 900k iOS apps created, $11 billion in developer earnings from iTunes paid out, and $2.4 billion in iTunes content sales to date. (source)
  • Total iPhone sales at 387.5M passed total iPod sales at 379M. (source)
  • The iPad has 84% web browser usage. (source)
  • iPhone US sales up 51% year on year and 66% in Japan. India was up 400%, Philippines up 140%. (source)
  • Apple sold 31.2M iPhones, a record for the June quarter, compared to 26M in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 14.6M iPads during the quarter, compared to 17M in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 3.8 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter. (source)
  • China has roughly as many iPhones as the USA and two times as many Android devices in the market. (source)


  • There have been 70m Android tablet activations and 7m Nexus 7 activations worldwide. Nexus 7 is over 10% of Android tablets. (source)
  • 60M Android tablets have been activated in 2013 compared to 34m iPads sold. Only 10M Android tablets were activated prior. (source)
  • Google has 1 million apps on Google Play with over 50 billion app downloads. This is up from 20B last year. (source)
  • Google claimed 750M Andorid activations in mid-March, and 2 months later claimed 900M. Currently it claims 1.5M activations a day. These numbers don't add up. (source)