Google: We're Activating 500,000 Android Devices Daily

Google: We're Activating 500,000 Android Devices Daily

Watch out team iOS, because the Android army is getting stronger by the day. We're not talking just a few hundred devices either, or even a few thousand. Try 500,000 new Android activations every 24 hours. What's more, Google says that number is climbing.

"There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4 percent w/w," Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, announced in a Twitter post.


If you think back to Google's I/O Conference last month, the sultan of search said it was activating 400,000 Android devices each day, up from 300,000 daily activations in December and 100,000 per day a year ago. That shows you the kind of explosive growth taking place in the Android camp, and underscores Google's decision to let hardware makers run wild rather than limit Android to a single device the way Apple does with its iPhone.

In terms of market share, comScore's latest figures peg Android as being on top with a 36.4 percent share in April. Apple is second with 26 percent, followed by RIM at 25.7 percent, Microsoft at 6.7 percent, and Palm at 2.6 percent.
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Android is definitely the future but Apple did start the whole smart phone revolution.

Again kudos Google.

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500,000 devices per day is incredible. I just hope this explosive growth means good things for the Android OS and the battery optimization that it needs...

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"Are your base are belong to us." The Android army grows with every passing day and I'm not surprised at all. I thought my IPOD Touch was cool but my phone is just as awesome and more intuitive. Google sync so all my info and notes are good to go. It's really just an awesome platform and don;t even get me started on the code-names; Ice Cream Sandwich = Genius marketing.

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I like Android and am glad to see it overtaking iOS. Google knew what they were doing with going for an open platform.

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Embarrassed heh heh heh, sorry for the double post.

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HHGrrl:
I like Android and am glad to see it overtaking iOS. Google knew what they were doing with going for an open platform.

They certainly do, the fact that it overtook iOS is surprising enough.

I doubt that even the release of a new iPhone could topple Android's dominance, not with those numbers.

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@omegadraco the android os is sick, and for the battery life all phones are different my nexus s wont die but my evo 4g would die in 20 mins

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@CRay it certainly is really nice just got my upgrade to 2.3 on my Evo 4G and with each revision the battery life gets better. The phone lasts all day if I don't use it but if I do anything with it the battery level goes down very quickly.

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Rock on Droid! Kick Apple Butt!

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First to raise, firs to fall? :P

I'm really interested in switching over to an android phone once my contract with att ends.

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yep Android is sure bring it on and lot';s of folks are actually noticing the difference of flexibility over marketing one brand name hype.no surprise except if would have guessed it would have been less.&

pleasantly surprised at those numbers wtg

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That's 182,500,000 devices a year wow if you take the population world wide in developed countries it seems they will have covered the population entirely in a few years. Apple has to hate it they always release great devices or device categories, and someone else grabs it makes it truly open, expands it's capabilities, then outsells them.

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