Google Mania at MWC: 850k Daily Android Activations; 300 Million Activated Now & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    Over at the Android Stand, (although it is so huge you could practically call it a theme park), on the eve of MWC, Android fans found out just how quickly Android is spreading across the universe. On Google's Mobile blog, Andy Rubin took the Mobile World Congress event as an opportunity to brag on Android a bit. He shared that Android activations are now up to 850,000 per day, and that a total of 300 Million Androids have been activated now. This is an astounding number when you consider that there are now almost more Androids in the world than the entire population of the United States.

    Rubin also indicated that there is still room for improvement because of those 300 Million Androids, only 12 Million of them are Tablets. Android may have a ways to go to conquer the tablet market, but those phone numbers are amazing! Here's the quote from Andy Rubin's post on the blog:

    Keep up the pace, Mr. Rubin!

    Source: GoogleMobileBlog
     
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    While they only count new devices, at this point many people have re-upped on their 2-yr renewal so 300M activations clearly does not mean 300 unique users. The IPhone numbers have had a lot of upgraders in it, and now you'll start seeing the Android numbers reflect that, as well.
     
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