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Google: Numbers favor Android over iPhone

Apr 28, 2010, 20:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"The more you roll the dice, according to the law of large numbers theorem, the more likely you are to hit an expected average of 3.5.

"And according to Google VP Andy Rubin, the more the search giant blankets the industry with competing Android-droid based mobile handsets, the more likely Google is to hit its expected value of market dominance over Apple's iPhone.

""It's a numbers game," Rubin said. And the numbers look increasingly rosy for Android.

"Consider AdMob's new report (PDF), which pegs Android as accounting for 25 percent of mobile ad requests from smartphones globally and for a whopping 46 percent in the U.S."

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