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

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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27 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

27. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

21. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 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

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

25. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

2. ilia1986 unregistered

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

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

14. ilia1986 unregistered

It's customizable. It's open source. Nuff said. :)

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

26. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

3. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

The best answer to Nokia NotSoPureView gimmicks!

6. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

8. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

15 each second

9. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 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! :-)

19. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

10. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

23. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 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

13. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

20. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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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