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500 million Android devices activated around the world

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The Jelly Bean statue is back at Google

The Jelly Bean statue is back at Google

Hugo Barra is Google's director of product management for Android. On his Google+ page, the former MIT attendee announced that there have been 500,000,000 activations of Android around the globe. Right now, 1.3 million new Android devices are activated around the world each day. At that pace, it will take just 385 days for the next 500 million Android devices to be activated.

And we have more good news for those who follow Android. The Jelly Bean statue, which had melted from exposure to sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III the sun, has returned to the Googleplex. We would have expected to see Froyo or Ice Cream Sandwich melt in the heat, but we're happy to report that everything is now back to normal, or what passes for normal, at Mountain View.

source: HugoBarra via Phandroid

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:08 7

1. redmd (Posts: 785; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


That's quite a number. And I think it will increase further. There is a market for those who still hold a feature phone and that's where the low end Droids are creeping in.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:10 7

2. Fuego84 (Posts: 250; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Go android go choice go preference.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:11 6

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Good luck all the best to the coming years...
And please listen to what your customers need and want!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:15 6

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


I expect Android to expand to all areas of technology. Android will reach space and even space is not the limit.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:16 15

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6469; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Android is already reaching space. NASA is looking into sending up microsatellites powered by Android.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:43

43. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Seriously?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:55 3

44. Sniggly (Posts: 6469; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah seriously.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:18 9

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6469; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This is quite awesome. That's 7 percent of the entire world's population. The Android Alliance grows ever stronger. :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:23 2

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


only 7%? guess android should do better than that :D

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:25 7

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6469; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Considering where Android was just a couple of years ago, it's pretty damn good. Especially since it'll take just another year to double its presence.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:40 7

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


ok i confess that :)
it's pretty damn good actually :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:42 4

15. Sniggly (Posts: 6469; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


There we go. :D

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:28 2

10. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


lol man i wanted to do the math!!! 7.10351958365 to be more exact

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:26 3

9. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Thanks for the laugh Alan, "The Jelly Bean statue, which had melted from exposure to sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III"

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 21:59 5

22. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Power of open source.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:05 1

42. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5276; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I think the 500 million activations speaks to the power of Google's inclusive model. Manufacturers can personalize their offering to a degree not possible with iOS or WP.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:26 1

27. lintek (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


My Samsung Galaxy S3 Rules! LOL!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:42 1

33. ITCHY_BOTO (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


woot woot

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 00:13

40. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Incredible stuff, thats half a billion Androids roaming the earth 8)
Ooooh i sense much hate and jealousy from MS and its WP apologists, these are numbers they will only ever dream of.

With Android OEMs like HTC, SONY and LG also pushing to get to where Samsung is, and with Android making its way up into Africa with fast adaption in places like South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Congo etc..., i expect this number to double in no time. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:27

45. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


google is like, hey look at us, we've activated 500 million devices. we are the best! bravo! good job! --- now back to regular apple news

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