700,000 Android Devices Activated Every Single Day

Speaking at its Google Music event in November, Google revealed that it had just activated its 200 millionth Android device. Along with this impressive milestone, the company detailed that it was, at that point, activating 550,000 Android devices every single day. As 2011 draws to a close, Android's growth has not slowed. Andy Rubin this week revealed that the company is now up to 700,000 activations per day.

"There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day," Rubin said via his Google+ page, later adding, "And for those wondering, we count each device only once (i.e., we don't count re-sold devices), and "activations" means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

It's not yet clear if this is the final update we'll see from Google for Android activations before 2012 rolls in. However, this, along with November's update, proves that Android adoption is still growing at an incredible pace. Google said last month that the second half of its 200 million activations took just six months to amass.

Google is currently celebrating the U.S. launch of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone, as well as the roll-out of Ice Cream Sandwich to Nexus S users.

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  • digitalzom-b
    So in 25 years, the entire world will have androids!

  • jgutz2006
    700,000 activated, How many of those are upgrades, meaning that their other device deactivated or no longer in use? How bout those who switch from android to iphone (hahahaha, i just about fell off my chair laughing) but people could be switching to blackberry. Or do they actually take that into effect and the net gain is 700,000? That would be interesting but i think its simply new activations so not an accurate representation on how many people actually activate their first android device
  • john15v16
    Now that's what I'm talking about! Go GOOGLE!