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VIDEO: Android Activations Visualized

By - Source: Android Central | B 12 comments

Who needs figures when a video is worth hundreds of thousands of activations?

It’s been more than two years since Android first launched in October 2008 but the OS has risen quickly to popularity, particularly in the last year. For an idea of how things progressed, and what effect certain devices, like the Motorola DROID and the Galaxy S, had on the operating system’s popularity.

The clip popped up on the official Android Developers’ YouTube channel and is kind of captivating. Check it out below.

Global Android Activations: Oct '08 - Jan '11

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    burnley14 , February 25, 2011 12:42 AM
    That was really cool. Loved the "Droid launch in 3 . . 2 . . 1" and then explosion of color in the USA.
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    macusn , February 25, 2011 12:44 AM
    ok i get it!
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    joelmartinez , February 25, 2011 1:46 AM
    I got bored and stopped the video
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    plznote , February 25, 2011 2:30 AM
    Amazing
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2011 6:31 AM
    i found it interesting that the lights usually light up in the same areas (major cities as far as I can tell) and in the US, some states didn't even have a light until the droid launch
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    AIstudio , February 25, 2011 10:43 AM
    Now THAT is a very cool and informative way to show this kind of information, rather than just boaring old graphs!!
    Nice job
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    nebun , February 25, 2011 6:43 PM
    oh my google...every new version you put out you seem to put so much more bloatware which we can't be removed legally...wtf?
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    darkbunny , February 25, 2011 9:09 PM
    What bloatware does Google put on the OS that can't be removed? And which of it exactly is illegal?

    Rooting cell phones has been ruled legal so even if there was something you didn't want on your phone, it wouldn't be illegal to remove...
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    darkbunny , February 25, 2011 9:10 PM
    illegal to remove*
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    waffle911 , February 25, 2011 10:25 PM
    So much easier to see the growth of the Android platform like this than with raw numbers. I like how South Korea basically turned into a solid block of light closer to the end. I also noticed many of the sparser areas didn't pick up much activity at all until the Galaxy was released. I wonder why the Galaxy would seem to get more attention in these areas than any Android phone?
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    nebun , February 26, 2011 1:10 AM
    darkbunnyWhat bloatware does Google put on the OS that can't be removed? And which of it exactly is illegal?Rooting cell phones has been ruled legal so even if there was something you didn't want on your phone, it wouldn't be illegal to remove...

    rooting voids your warranty, therefore i consider it illegal
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    NapoleonDK , February 28, 2011 9:08 PM
    NeBuNrooting voids your warranty, therefore i consider it illegal
    Then you don't know what you're missing out on. :)  I am quite proud of my Droid Eris, I've been rooted and overclocked for almost a year now. If you like having a warranty, then enjoy your phone-bloat. But remember the only truly useful warranty is a Newegg one!

    /sage
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