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Google now activating 700,000 Android devices per day

By Jos · 9 replies
Dec 21, 2011
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  1. Google's vice president of mobile Andy Rubin has revealed that device activations for Android are now at a whopping 700,000 per day. That's a 40% increase from the 500,000 Android…

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    So google is activating smart phones and tables at a rate of 21 million a month (that's like 16 months for the entire US and Canada), and apple is activating 7.5 million a month... What's going on with this recession I keep hearing so much about?
  3. hahaha nice one milwaukeemike this is so true
  4. Yeah, milwaukeemike you're right. I was saying the same thing to my friends. ...there were 120 people packed into the apple store the other day, and north america just broke a record this year for the 4 top selling shoppng days (like cyber monday), and I just heard that overall sales were up a whopping 15% in 2011 over 2010...so, i too don't get the poor economy thing.
  5. guy's the recession doesn't have much to do with it, though it does play a little roll.
    android devices are actually cheaper than iOS devices, as well as a wider selection.

    I've seen prepaid android phones as cheap at 20$ for the device alone, tell me when you find an apple device that cheap.

    in short terms, android's are generally more affordable.
  6. most of what is read about these activations are worldwide numbers, which means more than the US. Technically the recession ended in the summer of 2009, as well. so most of what is read is fluff without the entire story. many of the phones are practically given away with an agreement to pay a paltry monthly bill which could be on a family plan. prepaid counts as well in this matter. Also i have not seen any particular tech company with Help Wanted signs signaling a strong recovery
  7. My Galaxy Nexus is will be a +1 to that figure when it arrives tomorrow!
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    What's scary is that 20,00 of those devices are being activated by other Android devices...
  9. and this is why apple was sueing left and right, cuz they know they will fail at stopping Android.
  10. And deactivating 800,000 a day. ;)

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