Only 70k Android tablets activated per day

Only 70k Android tablets activated per day
Earlier, we passed along some numbers that Google's Eric Schmidt gave out at the Motorola event, which were that 1.3 million Android devices are activated every day. Now, we're learning just how many of those are tablets, and the number is extremely low. According to Schmidt, there are only 70,000 Android tablet activations per day. 

That's just 5.38% of all Android activations worldwide in a day. 

Of course, we have to assume that this number doesn't count any non-Google Android (NGA) tablets like the Kindle Fire, B&N Nook, or any of the other Android tablets that don't come with Google Apps. But, that still seems extremely low, especially given how quickly the Nexus 7 has been selling out. Given the numbers that we've seen, the Nexus 7 alone should make up about 33,000 activations per day (based on 3 million sold in 90 days), which is almost half of all Android tablet activations. 

Schmidt readily admits that Google was "late to tablets", but even so, we would have guessed that between Samsung and Asus alone, Android could muster more activations than that. 

source: Google

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28 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

at this time all tablets suck.. what happend to surface?

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

coming out in October

18. MeoCao unregistered

I think the strategy of auto-scaling apps has failed, Google should do something about it.

7. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Waiting Desperately for Surface and other Windows 8 Pro based tablets...

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I actually have to agree with you. There are really no very good tablets right now. There are some okay ones. The iPad is just a joke, you can't do anything with that more than you could with an iPod Touch (except for data connectivity). And then Android tablets have been plagued by lack of apps and underwhelming hardware. The reason I would buy a tablet is to have the portability and entertainment of a smartphone, but the productivity of a laptop, but so far, there isn't anything like that. I want office on a tablet!!!....... And that's where surface comes in... Even though I'm an avid Android fan (I love it for my S3), I do not want an Android tablet. I want the Surface (or a different Windows 8 tablet). So It strikes that balance of laptop productivity and smartphone media consumption.

26. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I completely agree. I would love to see a dual boot Android/Ubuntu tablet come out similar to what windows is coming out with.

28. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Yeah I mean how awesome would a Windows/Android tablet be?... But I doubt that'll ever happen. I guess we'll just leave that to my dreams...

14. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Say that to my nexus7, I dare you!

3. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Also, this is Google. Every company will want to make their number look as inflated as possible.. The actual value may be way lower, cant be 70,000 as it'll end up 24 million in a year which we all know it didn't sell more than 5 million last year.

5. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Beside Kindle Fire, Android tablets are also being canibalized by the phabets. Samsung claimed they sold 7 million Galaxy notes in just 8 months.

8. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Galaxy note isn't a tablet.. unless Google is counting that, we will never know

16. pats4thewin

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

he said that TABLETS were being cannibalized by PHABLETS, never said note is a tablet, and im assuming that google would know the difference between a phone and a tablet

19. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Why so serious and for those thumbing down me? Fanboy huh?

25. pats4thewin

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

my comment is the explination to your thumbs down. and fanboy of what? the note? i guess its an ok phone, but im just fine with my photon q. i dont need all the flash

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

25 million tablets worldwide isn't that hard to believe.

4. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

google admit it Android is not mature enough for tablet it needs to do more then do casual stuff it works awsome for moblies but maybe not what users expect on tablets

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

and why is that? app selection? I mean most android tablets can do more than most any other tab on the market

15. SleepingOz unregistered

Don't mind him, he's just a nokia fanboy, envious of the Android ecosystem.

20. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its not the apps people want to do on tablets if u are correct why its tablet market not captured by android i should recommend full linux on tablet then andorid because apps is not the whole game here tablet is to big for just games and newspapers and casual stuff as MS highlighted their point of view for tablet is correct

21. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

most of other tablets O_o how many others are there except Ipads :\

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Playbook, Touchpad for example?

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ow didnt know about that... main thing here that matter is Tablet is not primary gargate everyone has to carry its a new thing but moblies have become more important so everyone get moblie for sure but on tablet its more then that apps they need to get customer attention since it is costy and most of things on these tablets we can also do on moblies.....

11. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

It's not a surprise. Tablets are expensive and they have a niche market...

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What is wrong with Asus transformer prime? Especially the infinity 700? Even the basic prime held its own against the new iPad in most of the comparison reviews. It's just sad how everybody are after iPad and barely anyone knows about the primes..

13. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I just don't see the need for a tablet. If I want to spend $500, I'll get a low end laptop, which will be infinitely more powerful and flexible.

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think you're a wee bit prejudiced. Transformer Prime wouldn't be "infinitely" less powerful than your low end laptop http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2011/2/21/why-nvidiae28099s-tegra-3-is-faster-than-a-core-2-duo-t7200.aspx It would also: - be about 4-6 times lighter - have about 2-4 times longer battery life - have a much higher quality screen - have easy access to 600 000+ apps - be far more snappy and fluid on JB than your laptop could hope to be on windows Oh and there's that thing called the touch operation

17. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

I assume that "activation's" only counts for those with 3g / 4g , not wifi only , which is probably the majority .

27. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

well thats not good

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