Google: 400 million Android devices; 1 million activated a day

Just how many Android devices have been activated? According to Google, a lot. Really, it's a lot. At the start of the Google I/O keynote event, the company revealed that a whopping 400 million Android devices have been activated since it launched. That's three times the number that Google said in 2011, when it had "just" 100 million Android hardware activations.

The pace of activations has also continued to pick up. Google also announced today that they are now up to 1 million Android hardware activations per day. Again, that's a huge jump from "just" 500,000 activations per day a year ago.

Google didn't offer any breakdowns of what kind of hardware activations it has seen in terms of numbers of smartphones versus the number of tablet. It also didn't provide how many of those activasions were based on Android 2.3, 3.0 and 4.0.

Source: Google I/O Conference keynote address | Image via Google

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Every time this type of story is published I always see the same foolish comments over and over again.

"That's because of people installing ROMs on their rooted phones."
"That also includes the Kindle Fire / Nook devices."

You people are a joke. Say it enough times and you might get more foolish people to believe this BS. Thank you for the laugh.

drazgoosh said,
Many of those activations coming from the Kindle Fire.

Nope, they are only devices that use google services, if you factor in the Kindle Fire and other similar devices the number rises even higher.

thealexweb said,

Nope, they are only devices that use google services, if you factor in the Kindle Fire and other similar devices the number rises even higher.

Oh my! I was going to ask that as a question, but then I thought it'd count anyway. Google is breezing through market share.

Edit: Thanks for the information btw.

drazgoosh said,

Oh my! I was going to ask that as a question, but then I thought it'd count anyway. Google is breezing through market share.
Edit: Thanks for the information btw.

Then why did you state it as fact when you had no clue? Seriously, users around here...

Uplift said,
Because most of them are from cheap devices that operators throw at you for free, notice how there is no break down?

You mean like Nokia gave the Lumia 900 away for free? The truth is, no device is free. They often come with expensive contracts.

Uplift said,
Because most of them are from cheap devices that operators throw at you for free, notice how there is no break down?

Yeah it's a pity devices like the S2, S3, HTC One X/S etc have sold very poorly. /s

Uplift said,
Because most of them are from cheap devices that operators throw at you for free, notice how there is no break down?

Umm, who cares? Free devices are a perk of android. And yes, there are low end devices but thats another plus....you can get a device for what YOU want to use it for. Everyone I know that has a low end android are happy with it. Do not need much power to send email and do light web browsing...facebook...

Astra.Xtreme said,
It seems like we've heard this news about 5 times in the past year. Deja Vu?

Ever increasing values. Last time I read this story, it was about 900k devices being activated

thealexweb said,
Just double checked, these figures do not include updates and custom roms installations. One device = one activation.

That's one huge number

thealexweb said,
Just double checked, these figures do not include updates and custom roms installations. One device = one activation.

Yup, like they always have.

It also didn't provide how many of those activasions were based on Android 2.3, 3.0 and 4.0.

LOL, no of course not...