Half a million Android activations daily

Half a million Android activations dailyAndy Rubin, the California-based dude who developed Android and sold it to Google way back in 2005, has tweeted some staggering figures relating to his baby.

According to Rubin: “There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4% w/w”.

That figure is up quite a bit from six months ago, when Rubin reported that 300,000 Android devices were being activated every day.

Of course, that figure includes both smartphones and tablets.

In April this year, Andy received a promotion from Vice President of Engineering at Google to Senior Vice President. Well deserved, it would seem.

In completely unrelated news, Andy’s Twitter page tells us: “It takes about 140 liters (37 US gal) of water to grow the coffee beans needed to produce one cup of coffee”. That’s just 0.00028 litres from each daily new Android user.

Via: Android Community

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martinwallis  Jun. 28, 2011 at 20:38

I'm not buying this.

500,000 per day? That's approx. 182,500,000 devices per year?

Just say there are 4 major phone manufactures - Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola. Then each has to produce at least 45.6 million devices. Really are they?

blizzard7  Jun. 28, 2011 at 22:26

That does sound like a ridiculously large number and I initially shared your scepticism but according to IDC in 2010 there were 302 million smartphones sold worldwide. It's safe to say that number will be even higher this year and if you guesstimate Android to account for about 40% of smartphone sales this year, it actually looks like a reasonable figure! Who'd have thought it!


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