550,000 Android devices activated daily while 250,000 apps fill Android Market

550,000 Android devices activated daily while 250,000 apps fill Android Market
Sure, the dollars and cents reported today during Google's earnings call are very important. After all, the stock is up 11% after the report was announced. But even more important for cell phone fanatics-at least ones who don't own the stock-is a couple of numbers announced by a pair of Google executives released during the company's earnings call.

According to CEO Larry Page, the number of Android devices activated daily is 550,000. That works out to 382 activated every minute or 3.85 million per week. To show how Android continues to grow, on June 28th, Andy Rubin said the number was 500,000. In May, at Google I/O, the amount was 400,000 activated daily.

The other number, cited by Susan Wojcicki, senior vice president of advertising, is that the Android Market is now filled with 250,000 apps. A total of 6 billion apps have been downloaded. To put that in perspective, RIM jumped for joy when it released yesterday that BlackBerry App World has had a total of 1 billion apps downloaded. As we reported, Google has recently changed the Android Market to include movie and book rentals and has improved the UI.

source: AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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22 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

oops .. will this be the reason why apple is suing everyone?

2. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

i think it this will be apples next court case.. they will sue everbody in the world who has a android headset lol.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

steve jobs - "we need to sue anyone who has ever downloaded an app now!"

21. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

because we patented "downloading apps"!!

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"we patented the "download" button!!"

5. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

wonder how many iphones are activated every day?

16. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

somewhere around 300,000 daily.

6. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Steve jobs is going to sue GOD because he thinks he is using a droid lol

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I just hope the bigger Google becomes the better quality of OS they make !!

8. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

by the way who cares about apple !!!! this is an all Google android Article ( a little bit of blackberry) ... Why bring apple into it they already have enough isheep to follow them!!!!

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Kick. Ass. Glad to see Android doing so well. To put this in perspective, at this rate 200 million Android devices will be activated this year alone. In the meantime, Apple sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 million phones and tablets last quarter. At that rate they'll sell 100 million devices this year. the gap widens. :)

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z, HTC Dream, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Magic, HTC Tattoo, HTC Wildfire Google Nexus One Huawei U8220, Huawei U8230, Huwaei U8300, Huawei Ideos U8150  INQ Cloud Touch, LG GW620 Motorola XT720, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Cliq XT Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy 3, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy 5, Samsung Spica Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Xpera X10 mini XTE Blade vs iPhone 4 and iPad 2 I think you get my point....

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I just copied and pasted the list, so it contains some older models, but it's missing A LOT of devices

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Android vs iOS I think u get my point. its not about individual devices, its about OS sales.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Considering the competition all of the individual phones have against each other, along with different flavors of software, different hardware capabilities and price points, weaker marketing, and regional availability and viability in the eyes of the consumer, Android is still doing pretty damn well.

22. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

That's awesome! Cool list! Users can choose between all kinds of phones to fit their needs. Androids have phones for people who need rugged phones that are build to be military-spec for water proofing, dust proofing and shock resistance. They also have phones for gamers with dedicated game controls. They also have phones that are built by companies that build digital cameras, so you'll get the best picture quality ever in a phone (Sony). They also have PTT phones for business that need that type of communication. The choices are endless. With Apple, you get two choices: white iPhone 4 or black iPhone 4

11. Droid3 Metalpoet unregistered

Go android! We found and iphone and its not just one particular cellphone.....ITS THE ENTIRE ANDROID WORLD!!!!! HAHAHAH! :)

17. Android Applications Developme unregistered

Hey this is really great news and according to this Android market is on boon as no. of Android activations are increasing day by day.

18. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

...And Apple still makes more money :)

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yep, because cking a buck without regard to any other concern is what matters, right?

20. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Do those download figures include the Amazon App Store too?

25. rob unregistered

ios fans neva give up always shiftin ground, first they say they have more apps when android starts catching up they shift to they hav more quality apps wonder what they"ll switch to when android catches up in that department as well.

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