Google: 1.3 million Android activations each day

How many Android products are out there in the world? According to Google, there's, well, a whole big bunch of them. In a press conference today in New York City that revealed Motorola's new versions of its Android-powered Razr smartphones. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that at the moment there are over 480 million Android devices worldwide.

A lot of these people may own Android phones

The Next Web reports that the numbers of daily Android device activations continue to increase. Schmidt said that 1.3 million devices are activated every day. That's a big boost from what Google said last June, when it reported daily activations of "just" one million Android products.

Not all of Google's Android numbers are that impressive. Schmidt did say that just 70,000 of those 1.3 million daily activations come from tablets. It's a sign that those kinds of products are still a bit of a thorn in Google's side.

However, it seems clear that the Android OS platform is still very popular, even as Apple's iPhone and iOS operating system remain a major competitive force. It will also be interesting to see if Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8, led by two new Lumia smartphones, could also slow down Android's massive growth.

Source: The Next Web
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Adroid will reach 2M activation per day by the summer of next year and at that point I think Google will then just be at a straight line. But then again it could go up. if 1B people have a PC, I have thing at least 2B will need a phone. Phones are cheaper than a PC. Smartphones will beat PC's in number by 2014 if not sooner. Google will have 70% of the smartphone market anyway.

Flippinwindows said,
I love google, but does that include Reactivations? Like resetting your phone? Or first time ones?
Here is what shows the claim is so stupid. Since iOS updates totally wipe the device and when you power up the phone it activates again, would that too not be a new activation?

Your device possesses a single identification number. When you hard reset your devic eor install a new firmware, you are not reactivating it again. Your SIM has already been activated thus the phone is already active. When you hard reset or update the device, the device sends its identification number to the system. The number is already their. When carriers by a phone, the phone have a bar code the carrier scans to put the phone in the system. Once it activates the phone is allowed to use the carrier network. Thus when you update, it is simply telling the system it is still theer and is requesting network attention. Its not activating agasin. The ID has already been activated and can only be activated once. This is true of all 3G/4G/2G, evdo and gsm devices.

If you all dont understand the activation process, why question it.
You can only born once...right?

^ continued

Latest & greatest where I have to say now for the first time with Windows Phone 7.5, Xbox 360,HP Touch Smart

wonder if that counts returns I know people that have exchanged their phones almost biweekly because of lockups, slowdowns, dropped calls ECT. Most were through US Cellular and the only Windows Phone was the HTC Touch 7 "if you have ever played with this or had it in your pocket it feels like a brick" keep in mind this is a Gen 1 WP7 Phone and has a slideout keyboard. Anyway back to the Android phones it became biweekly chore of returning and getting their latest and

morden said,
so many hard resets per day... wooow

Listen carefully, Android devices can be activated once, after that it isn't counted as part of these numbers ever again.

thealexweb said,

Listen carefully, Android devices can be activated once, after that it isn't counted as part of these numbers ever again.

please link an official article about the activation process and how they count the numbers, i'm interested - however i trust a hungry wolverine before google, so...

morden said,

thanks very much... however google only states in this that software updates doesn't count, no word about a hard reset wich is pretty prominent even if i only consider the custom rom flashes

so i "listened carefully" but still don't belive this number... don't think anybody does outside google and its halo of fans

Why do you even care? Does the thought of a company you don't like, preaching about its success annoy you? It's OK to admit it if so.

However, I'm not a fan of Apple particularly, but I seem to able to restrain myself from posting anti-Apple comments on every Apple related article.

SuperHans said,

Why do you even care? Does the thought of a company you don't like, preaching about its success annoy you? It's OK to admit it if so.

However, I'm not a fan of Apple particularly, but I seem to able to restrain myself from posting anti-Apple comments on every Apple related article.

it does annoy me but honestly i'm not trying to troll (no need for that), i'm generally interested in this question - android fans like to ride these numbers as much as google do but it looks like they don't even know how google counts its activations

morden said,

thanks very much... however google only states in this that software updates doesn't count, no word about a hard reset wich is pretty prominent even if i only consider the custom rom flashes

so i "listened carefully" but still don't belive this number... don't think anybody does outside google and its halo of fans

A hard reset doesn't change the identification of the device. You sound so foolish. If you take the engine out your car and replace it even with a cistom built engine, your vehicle identification number still says the car is a stoick car that left with a certain config at the fcatory.

If you dont want to believe the numbers than belive this. Google account for 60% of the smartphone sold.

Apple has every reaosn to lie. Funnyhow you all take APple words as law and question abyone else words. Apple lies too.

If I could make a collage of cliche-looking people look that professional I'd be a billionaire in the advertising industry. No blemishes, dark circles, scars or anything! Which lab are they harvested from?

Melfster said,
These are such BS numbers I think these proven to be false.

Why is it? Android phones start at 40 quid and range to 500+ quid. They can be ideal for both short and long term devices at that price. They're also loaded onto some tablets, development boards and even cameras now. I believe it.

Melfster said,
These are such BS numbers I think these proven to be false.

These are not fudged numbers in any way, these numbers exclude Custom From installs, upgrades, the Kindle Fire and other non-Google devices.

Melfster said,
These are such BS numbers I think these proven to be false.

I guess you never read how they count activations or know anything about them.

"A lot of these people may own Android phones" haha wtf.

The guy bottom center of the image has an iPhone, I just know it.