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Google Activates Its 100 Millionth Android Device

Right at the beginning of yesterday’s keynote, Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android, gave attendees a quick recap of the kind of growth Google's mobile operating system has seen since it launched in October of 2008. Google reports that Android use has skyrocketed, jumping from 500,000 activations to 100 million worldwide activations in 2011.

This time last year, Google was clocking about 100,000 activations a day. That number doubled by the time August rolled around, and by December of 2010, Google was activating 300,000 Android devices every single day. As it stands, the company currently activates 400,000 Android devices each day.

Barra says the company’s now got 310 devices from 36 OEMs in 112 countries across 215 carriers. He also revealed that Google’s 450,000 Android developers have cranked out 200,000 available apps and these have been downloaded a total of 4.5 billion times. The first billion downloads apparently took two years to hit but the most recent billion downloads were done in the last 60 days.