Android now at 850,000 activations per day

Android now at 850,000 activations per day

Summary: Android device activations are now at 850,000 per day, according to Google's Senior Vice President of Mobile, Andy Rubin.Rubin made the announcement on Twitter earlier this morning:This is up 150,000 devices a day since Google announced in December of last year that it was activating 700,000 devices daily.

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Android device activations are now at 850,000 per day, according to Google's Senior Vice President of Mobile, Andy Rubin.

Rubin made the announcement on Twitter earlier this morning:

This is up 150,000 devices a day since Google announced in December of last year that it was activating 700,000 devices daily.

To put 850,000 devices into perspective, that's nearly six million a week, or a whopping 25.5 million a month.

Google now also has 450,000 apps in the Android Market, up three fold since this time last year.

Back in December of last year I predicted that I wouldn’t be surprised if Google ended up activating 1 million Android devices daily by the end of 2012. That was based on Google now activating some 550,000 new devices a day. This official bump up to 850,000 per day makes the million figure much easier to achieve during 2012, in fact, I think it's inevitable, and may happen before June.

Anyone want to take a stab at when Android activations will surpass 1 million a day?

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Topics: Android, Apps, Google, Mobile OS, Security, Tablets

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  • New Activations?

    I know they dont say if this is new or what? But I just activated my sister's old EVO shift for my daughter yesterday. This must be in their numbers then cause I cant see this figure being soley NEW activations (new devices...)
    jasqid
    • Yes New

      Google stated in December, these are new activations only.
      slickjim
  • Goes to show you that mobile is a fast growing market.

    Apple also is selling more and more iPhones and iPads. The difference being Apple is but one company while Android is literally an army. So while Apple collects good money on each and every sale of it's devices and makes additional monies off of iTunes sales the Android army has to settle for thin margins to no margins (kindle fire etc) and do any of the army get after sales monies from purchases from the marketplace like Apple with it's iTunes? Or are they on their own on that one too? All in all I'd rather be Apple:)

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn
    • Android runs on ads.

      Everybody's known this for quite a while.
      Aerowind
    • umm

      Last time I checked, Android was not a hardware manufacturer.
      hoaxoner
      • Which is why I was asking from the individual OEMs perspective.

        Not Googles. They sell my personal information to advitizers this I know. One key reason I don't do business with them. The whole idea/concept that you get something for nothing has always been absurd.

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
      • No, Jim

        @James Quinn -- Google doesn't sell your personal information to anyone. They don't have to. They own the ad network, so they _personally_ choose which ads to show you. The advertisers never get to see your information and don't have the opportunity to resell it. You may gloss over this difference, but it is legally very important.
        daengbo
    • Actually...

      In several countries, Androids Apps Market has already passed Apple (I believe it is currently 3 countries) and the USA is expected to surpass it this year.

      Movies and Music will take another year or two.
      slickjim
      • That's nice... But the bottom line is money.

        So who makes the money from the marketplace? DO the many individual OEM's in the army? Do they share amongst themselves? Is it like a community pool or something?

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
      • Carriers have agreements with the manufacturers

        @James Quinn,
        70% of the revenue goes to the dev. 30% goes to Google. Google has a revenue-sharing agreement with carriers (which isn't public, as far as I know). The manufacturers make their phones for carriers and have agreements with them. Think "trickle down."
        daengbo
  • Android now at 850,000 activations per day

    Chrome embed in Android will be monopoly violation.
    But, it will going to happen.
    iOS and other OSes will be going to be sold well.
    asleton
  • i look to july

    for the number of android activations to surpass 1 mil
    other *