Eric Schmidt: 1.3 million Android activations a day, 480 million devices WorldWide


Not sure why The Verge does not have this news on the front page, other tech sites are already covering it.


Kicking off the Motorola event in NYC, Google's Eric Schmidt has revealed some new Android figures for its captive audience of journalists and bloggers. It's now notching up some 1.3 million activations a day, which includes around 70,000 tablets ("We were late to them", notes Schmidt) every 24 hours. In total, that makes for just shy of 500 million Google-powered mobile devices around the globe -- 80 million in just over two months.


700000 In december2011
1000000 in July2012
1300000 in Sept2012

Contrary to what a lot of tech bloggers predicted, Android adoption seems to be growing at an exponential rate.

1.3 Million device activations per day!..this figure simply boggles the mind. And resets/new Rom's do not count as new activations..and only devices that can access Google's play store are counted(This means Millions of Kindle Fires, and dozens of millions of other android Phones are not counted as well).

When the first android phone came out about 5 years ago, I knew Google had a real winning strategy on it's hands...and now data seems to prove it beyond any doubt. Furthermore This is probably the most popular open source OS in the world..not to mention the fastest growing OS in human history. I predict that by Google I/O conference in 2013; we will see about 2 Million activations per day(i'm being conservative) and about 1.5 Android devices in use.

Here is a quick Excel plot I created.

android growth

With ICS and Jelly Beans, Android has truly come of Age. I love the sleek design, modern user friendly UI and Extreme specs of the Android a person interested in technology, the customization options do not hurt either

Where will Android go from now? What can we expect/want in the next iteration of Android; the Key Lime Pie? I'm totally digging the unconfirmed reports that the next android version release will come with not one, but Five Nexus phones from the major OEMS.