Andy Rubin: More than 300,000 Android phones activated daily

Andy Rubin: More than 300,000 Android phones activated daily

Summary: Sales of Android-based smartphones aren't slowing down in the slightest, according to Andy Rubin, Google's VP of Engineering.

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Sales of Android-based smartphones aren't slowing down in the slightest, according to Andy Rubin, Google's VP of Engineering.

Rubin (who apparently doesn't tweet that often) recently boasted on his Twitter account that "there are over 300,000 Android phones activated each day" now.

Compare that to August of last year when CEO Eric Schmidt announced that approximately 200,000 Android smarpthones were being sold each day.

It was obvious even before Rubin's tweet that Android is certainly on a roll. With Gingerbread rolling out, 2011 is surely going to be an exciting year for the Goog.

Topics: Mobility, Telcos

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  • RE: Andy Rubin: More than 300,000 Android phones activated daily

    Gingerbread is rolling out... Great. So my no-contract carrier free HTC Desire will get it any time soon. Like the Froyo, 3 months after Google released it.

    Not to mention millions of Android phones are still waiting for the Froyo. They trully must be excited about the prospects.
    kitko
    • RE: Andy Rubin: More than 300,000 Android phones activated daily

      @kitko <br><br>If this is any consolation, some folks are still waiting on cut and paste. They trully must be excited about the prospects.
      Alan Henry
    • Maybe not

      @kitko There are likely to be many older Android phones that won't get the Gingerbread rev because the hardware doesn't meet the new minimums
      archangel9999
  • RE: Andy Rubin: More than 300,000 Android phones activated daily

    Much like the fragmented MS OS market, how many are actually running the latest version? What is the fragmented breakdown of versions, including the 'version' specific to a carrier? Oh, and how many of those 'activations' are buy one get one free? Not impressed.
    dheady@...