Apple recently announced pre-orders of its iPhone 4S have topped one million in a single day. This number surpassed the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by the iPhone 4. But what does it all mean?
Numbers without perspective are just merely that – numbers. While it is undeniable that 1 million units of almost anything is a significant amount, most of the reports did not place the Apple’s reported figure in a bigger perspective. So let’s look behind the numbers and see what 1 million iPhone 4S pre-ordered actually mean.
Android Developers Blog had released a new snapshot of the Android version cake for 1st September. Today the latest Android 2.2 Froyo had taken a bigger slice than ever at 28.7% which holds the number 2 spot after Android 2.1 Eclair of 41.7%. Previously Android 2.1 dominated more than half of all Android devices out there.
As expected with new Android 2.2 updates, and new devices with Froyo installed, it is no surprise this latest version is gaining traction quickly. The older Android 1.5 and 1.6 versions are shrinking with 12.0% and 17.5% respectively. However we don’t expect them to die off dramatically anytime soon thanks to the likes of Sony Ericsson and Dell that are still clinging onto legacy versions.
With more new Android devices making their way such as Motorola Droid X and Samsung Galaxy S, Android 2.1 Eclair has increased its numbers in the Android cake. Compared to the previous update, Android 2.1 has risen from 50% to 53.1% Also new in the chart is Android 2.2 Froyo that made its debut with 1.8%.