700,000 Androids Activated Each Day, Reports Andy Rubin

    December 21, 2011
    Josh Wolford

With the recent release of the Galaxy Nexus and with everyone talking about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its future in other Android devices, it’s a good of a time as any to talk Android activation figures.

And luckily for us, Google SVP of Mobile Andy Rubin did just that late Tuesday evening on Google+. Let’s take a look at the mighty impressive figure:

Shortly after the post, Rubin clarified exactly what he means by “activations”:

700K a day. That’s a lot of Droids. Just a little while back in late June, Google reported that they were activating 500,000 Android devices per day. Just a few weeks later, it was 550,000. In just five months, that figure has grown by a little over 27%.

And just for fun, let’s extrapolate that statistic. 700,000 a weeks means 4.9 million devices a week, which means over 20 million devices a month. As this rate in just a year, Google will see 255,500,000 Android activations.


Josh Wolford
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