Google: 850,000 Android activations a day, 1bn app downloads a month

Google: 850,000 Android activations a day, 1bn app downloads a monthLooks like Android's attempt at world domination is going ahead at a rate of knots with a staggering amont of activations now being reported: 850,000.

That's not per month, or even per week, but every single day for new devices across both smartphone and tablet forms, representing a 250% increase on what we had this time last year. In fact, just last summer, it was half a million a day, rising to 700,000 by Christmas. Pretty good going, huh?

The number of apps available has also rocketed with 450,000 in the Android Market for users to pick from. But perhaps the most staggering is the number of downloads.

Back in December, we told you how Google had clocked up 10 billion downloads since the Android Market's launch. Now that figure is nearer a billion a month. It's not clear if that includes updates or unique downloads.

Android has only just turned three years old. We still remember the excitement of unwrapping our T-Mobile G1 back in 2008, even if by modern standards (indeed by 2008 standards), it left a lot to be desired, with its shocking battery, no in-built video player, no software keyboard and rubbish proprietary headset jack.

Since then, however, Google reckons there have been more than 800 Android devices launched and 300 million of them used around the world.


Via Android Community

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jmarcelino  Feb. 28, 2012 at 16:07

I'd bet a many of those 850,000 are no-name and slow Chinese el-cheapo clones. DealExtreme lists 200 of those:

Going by the screenshots there most come with the Android market - although unofficially installed - so they count in Google's numbers.


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