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There are now 1.3 million Android devices activated across the world daily

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There are now 1.3 million Android devices activated across the world daily
Motorola has just kicked off a massive event with no other but Google’s Eric Schmidt taking stage and while we’re still waiting for the new device announcements, Schmidt just let the bomb out - there are now 1.3 million Android devices activated every day.

1.3 million Android device activations per day - we’ll let this number sink in. The installed base, or the total number of Android handset out there, stands at the whopping 480 million as of now.

To give you some perspective, Google announced 900,000 Android device activations in June. That’s just mind-blowing growth for just around four months, don’t you think?

source: Google

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:26 16

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3516; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow 1.3 million worldwide. That is staggering. I always kept saying almost 1,000,000 but I guess I was selling myself short. Again I keep saying this, people across the globe are embracing Android. People choose to spend their hard earned money on Android because they REALLY like what Android brings to the table.

It really IS the most VERSATILE mobile OS ever.

ANDROID FOR THE WIN!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:45 1

4. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


fair play to android, it is a great OS but not the most versatile OS in the world......sadly that was symbian even as old as it is it has many advantages over android plus belle fp1 mite not be as eye catching but its sure as hell just as good

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:37 8

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3516; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes but Symbian is dead. We are talking about what is current. There is NOTHING currently more versatile than Android.

Once in the past there was Symbian, but Symbian is no more.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 06:35

27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well symbian isnt completely dead, some rumors the 808 will still be recieving future updates but even so a dead OS been the most functional shows that other OS's have so far to go.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:45 5

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


or maybe because is free and dont knwo anybetter.. hey it does happen.. I dont think they embrace Android if they dont stick around Adroid.. 45% satisfaction..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:39 7

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3516; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What are you talking about? If Android's satisfaction rate was that high then word of mouth would begin. That is clearly not happening. They activate 1.3 million units daily. That is just mind boggling.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:59 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not arguing the activations part. but to say they embrace Android is not accurate as more than half of the Android lineup is free on contract, and the satisfaction rate of Android is not even 50%. at least half of those activation is because is free on contract.. not because it embraces open Source Android provides..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:59

21. Lift_Off (Posts: 150; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Agree with Galito here... Tons of people buy android devices just because they are free. I know many people with android phones that don't know sh*t about them, and could care less about "versatility". Props to google though for the incredible sales

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:18 2

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 1978; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


And yet, many later start to realise the potential of the androidOS, other than texting and answering call. They start to use whatapps, browse the web, download game for entertainment. I have known many such people that came over from feature phones.

Bottomline is that Andriod additional feature are useful and are still free for them. These people will never own an iPhone because they are unwilling to pay for Apple's Greed.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:07

25. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


new devices for one purpose are switching to Android
because Android is free and you can code what ever you want ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:33 4

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple is the past. WP8 is the present. Android is the future. :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:47 8

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wP8 the present??.. wait ...what???

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:04 4

11. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Well relative to the features of iOS - it's the present. Android, however, relative to the features of WP8 is the future.

To clarify:

Android > WP8 > iOS

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:09 3

12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well id put WP8 on par with android

iOS is a restricted outdated os now needs to do some serious redesign to keep it fresh

what features does android have over WP8 ?
are there many

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:19 4

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It's customizable.

It's open source.

Nuff said. :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:42 1

17. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Symbian is customizable doesnt really seem to help it though and open source doesnt mean its better

i think WP8 could take a good size of the market

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:25

24. Doakie (Posts: 878; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Open file system, ability to side load apps, alternate launcher options, a better notification system, better browsers. The list really can go on and on. Don't read me as an Android fanboy, I just got rid of my HD7 a little while ago. I sort of loved it.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:08

26. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


nice joke when Nokia WP falls :)
Symbian is the past, Android is the present, Android is the Future :(

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:40 5

3. bayhuy (Posts: 263; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


The best answer to Nokia NotSoPureView gimmicks!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:46 2

6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


pureview isnt a gimmick, its camera innovation at its best
least nokia are treadin new water with there camera tech

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:49 1

8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


15 each second

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:51 1

9. SuperEd (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


RIght. 1.3 MIllion. AMAZING! It's like counting how many Camry's are on the road at once....or how many Honda's are on the road. GREAT! If you like HOnda's and Camry's. ME? I like my BMW version of a phone. Yup, not everyone has one, and i like it that way. I LOVE my Windows PHone...Nokia Lumia. Keep Selling Google! :-)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:47 2

19. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Someone can say the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 7 litre v8 is just a Ford.. even tho it sells for almost 300,000 dollars. Comparing phones to cars is just stupid considering even BMW sells cars for 15k which is the same price point as most all other car manufacturers so in reality any car manufacturer is more like Android than anything else.. giving plenty of price range to suit the consumers budget. BMW is more like Apple anyways ;) even the smallest repair will cost an arm and a leg.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:54

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


One year Android activation will be 474,500,000 phones.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:52

23. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


whole year average will be something like 1 000 000 so 365 250 000
but next year i bet something like 1 700 000 so 620 000 000

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:09

13. shamatuu (Posts: 58; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Thats great. Apple is in the past even with the IPHONE 5. IT will not match the killer phones coming now and later on. With that much momentum going for the OS it will stay on top forever!. By than the IPHONES crap will be dead.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:21 1

20. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Where u at Apple? Pls don't disappoint, with the same old mandane UI, Samsung, Nokia, HTC and Moto showed their loyal fans gr8 innovation. What do u have for us?

We are only asking for the new iPhone and UI design.

Where u at? Spend that paper on innovation instead of stupid court fights.

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