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700,000 - the number of Android devices activated each and every day

Google's Andy Rubin says they're seeing 700,000 Android devices being activated every day

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 21, 2011 06:25 am CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time

Google's Andy Rubin announced through Google+ and Twitter that "There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day." He also notes:

700,000 - the number of Android devices activated each and every day | TweakTown.com

...and 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.

The last figures from Google were 550,000 devices per day when Chairman Eric Schmidt announced it in Germany earlier this year. To put these numbers into perspective, 700,000 devices per day is nearly 5 million per week, 21 million per month and an insane 250,000,000 (or a quarter of a billion) per year.

Let's compare Apple: iPhone 4S sales started strong, with 1 million being sold in the first day and 4 million before the end of the first week. That's for their most popular, top-of-the-line smartphone.

Anthony Garreffa

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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