Global Android Activations Visualized

Android spreads across world in interesting light show

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Anyone who’s unimpressed by the adoption rate Android’s enjoyed since its launch should consider setting aside three minutes to watch a new video.  The Android Developer Channel on YouTube has created a visualization of the mobile operating system’s spread, and it’s an interesting sight to see.

Stylistically, the whole video’s a little bit reminiscent of one of those water fountain light shows.  Maps start off dark, and then little jets of color begin to erupt as time passes and people active Android devices.  The unfortunate thing is that there’s no music.

As for the information that’s on display, the video starts by showing global Android device activations (running up through January of 2011), then switches to activations in North America (at 1:05), followed by Europe (2:05), and ending in East Asia (2:45).

Fair warning for the Google fans out there: it’s not at all an "Android world" when the clip concludes; Canada, South America, Greenland, Africa, large portions of Asia, and Australia remain pretty dark.

Still, this video should help show Android detractors that the mobile operating system’s won plenty of followers in a short period of time.

Hat tip goes to Gary Cutlack.

Global Android Activations Visualized
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  • Joe

    Wow that’s impressive. Lots of people being tracked down to the medulla by G. There is a book about this. A Nation of Sheep I believe is called. Divorce lawyers must be rejoicing over the news. I could hear them talking on the hallways, “did you hear about Andy’s fast spreading? That’s a Godsend man! Forget AT & T and Apple! G. is where Da party is at. Let’s start subpoenaing records.”

    Yeah, most phones track certain actions and behaviors, but never with as much depth, dedication and love as our friend G. They depend on it. This complete their equation. I don’t use anything Google for 3 years now. I loved the head of pack’s “you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place”, “Kids should be able to change their names to escape their past” and “you should move (regarding S. Vs)” comments. Paraphrasing here. That’s just lovely, ain’t it…

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