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Android on track to hit total of 1B activations sometime this year, according to Eric Schmidt

Android set to cross 1B total activations sometime later this year, currently 1.5M activations occur per day

Trace Hagan | Apr 16, 2013 at 05:05 pm CDT (0 mins, 48 secs reading time)

Eric Schmidt has said that the total number of Android activations are set to cross the one billion threshold in "six to nine months." Currently, Android devices are being activated at the rate of about 1.5 million per day, an impressive rate that will likely continue to increase as more developing markets start demanding smartphones.

Android on track to hit total of 1B activations sometime this year, according to Eric Schmidt | TweakTown.com

"Android is by far the primary vehicle by which people are going to see smartphones," Schmidt said.

Schmidt remained somewhat secretive about future Android plans. In regards to the promotion of Sundar Pichai, he added, "Don't confuse organization design and product design." In other words, don't have your heart set on Chrome OS and Android OS becoming one in the same.

A total of one billion Android device activations is quite the accomplishment. It goes to show how popular the Android platform is and how it helps to have an operating system that can be used across a wide range of devices, much like Windows.

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