Google is activating around 700k Android devices every single day. Some laud the achievement while a good number of online commentators believe that the growth of Android is declining. Andy Rubin, Google’s SVP of Mobile, tweeted and posted the stats on his Google Plus profile last night.
This means that some 4,900,000 new Android devices are activated each week and 255,500,000 devices each year. Google’s Eric Schmidt revealed at LeWeb last week that Android activations was at 550,000 devices per day. Rubin tweeted in June that there were 500,000 activations per day and that the figure was increasing by 4.4% per week. In July, in earnings call, Google revealed that there were 550,000 activations per day.
Andy Rubin gave some detail on how the firm defines an ‘activation’ via the Google+ social network.
“For those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and ‘activations’ means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service”
Analysts believe that the growth as slowed as a growth of 4.4% would mean that the 700,000 figure would have been achieved in September.