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Schmidt: 1.5 Million Android Activations Daily

By - Source: Engadget | B 7 comments

Google is always happy to share Android stats.

Back in September, Google's Eric Schmidt made an appearance during a Motorla Razr event and stated that the company had reached a whopping 480 million Android activations and was quickly approaching the 500 million mark. Not long after, a tweet from Andy Rubin confirmed that the 500 million activations milestone had been met and that Google was activating 1.3 million devices a day. This week, the company says it continues to activate Android devices at a rate of 1.5 million per day.

The figure was again provided by Schmidt, this time while speaking at the Dive Into Mobile tech conference. Engadget cites Schmidt as saying the company is on track to activate a billion devices by the end of 2013, which is significantly more than the 800 million activations ABI Research mentioned back in February

Android will likely be boosted even further this coming summer if rumors of a second generation Nexus 7 come to fruition. Earlier this month, rumors started doing the rounds about a Snapdragon-powered Nexus 7. This new model is said to have a higher resolution display compared to the current model and may sell for even less than the already competitively priced $199 Nexus 7.

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    IAmVortigaunt , April 17, 2013 10:14 AM
    And how many deactivations?
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    blurr91 , April 17, 2013 10:38 AM
    How many are to replace old Android devices?
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    blurr91 , April 17, 2013 10:46 AM
    How many are to replace old Android devices?
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    blurr91 , April 17, 2013 10:48 AM
    This new comment system blows...
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    bigdragon , April 17, 2013 10:53 AM
    This means that there are more Android devices activated every 3 days than there are Windows Phone devices total in the hands of consumers. Very impressive numbers.
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    CaedenV , April 17, 2013 11:20 AM
    Even considering a large number of those activations are for replacement devices (upgrades or broken devices), that is still a huge number.
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    CaedenV , April 17, 2013 11:23 AM
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    This means that there are more Android devices activated every 3 days than there are Windows Phone devices total in the hands of consumers. Very impressive numbers.


    Considering MS is paid licencing fees per Android device sold, while Google is not paid per OS licence sold, I am sure that MS don't really care who wins in the end, and it has to be depressing seeing that much of something sold that you are not instantly capitalizing on. Sure, they get their money in the end via the play store and data mining, but even if they got a $1 per activation I am sure they would be pretty happy campers.