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Chest Puffing or Shift In Smartphone Trade?

Call it a smartphone smackdown! Google took a swipe at Apple's Steve Jobs, Thursday, saying it activates 300,000 Android phones a day.

The shot across the bow came in a simple 9-word tweet from Google’s Android chief, Andy Rubin. "It’s a staggering number: more than 2 million a week, nearly 10 million a month, 30 million a quarter," says CNBC’s John Fortt in his Tech Check blog.

This is no doubt annoying to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who earlier this fall questioned Google’s numbers: Jobs suggested that Google’s claim of 200,000 daily Android activations was fuzzy math counted a lot more than just phones.

This tweet from Rubin clears that up.

Are these developments nothing more than bravado and chest puffing – or do they signal a shift in the smartphone trade? Find out from John Fortt. Watch the video now.

Fortt wrote about these developments at length. Click here to go to "Android Soars: But Not Above Apple's Mobile Revenues"


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