Monday , September 26 2016

Half a Billion Androids now activated in the world


Just 6 days ago at the launch of the RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX and RAZR M, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that there had been 480 Million Android Devices activated worldwide at a rate of 1.3 Million devices per day. Well, this information must have been a couple of days old because according to a tweet this morning from Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President, Mobile and Digital Content at Google there are now half a billion Androids now activated in the world.

Apparently Google is still activating devices at a rate of over 1.3 Million per day which is a lot of new devices but when Android smart phones are selling at prices as low as $44.50, this number is sure to get even higher.

For those curious about these device activations statistics Andy Rubin did actually address concerns about how they are counted in a Google+ post in December last year. So, Onwards and Upwards for Android activations. Race you to a Billion Apple.

 
Source: Twitter.

About Daniel Tyson

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-t0-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.