May 10 AT 1:42 PM Nick Gray 8 Comments

Google chronicles the growth of Android over the past year.

It’s no secret that Google and Apple are battling it out for dominance in the mobile and tablet sectors.  Apple had an amazing head start which left a lot of analysts wondering if Google would succeed with their mobile platform.  As you already know, Android has outperformed everyone’s expectations, shooting to the top of almost every chart in only two and a half years. 

Google may not say much about the competition, but the first graphic they showed at Google I/O 2011 (pictured above) tells the whole story.  Here are some of the Android highlights that Google shared today:

  • 100 million activated Android devices
  • 400,000 new Android devices activated every day
  • 200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
  • 4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
  • 310 devices in 112 countries

Considering that one year ago Google announced that they were activating 100,000 devices per day, we’re having a hard time imagining what the numbers are going to look like a year from now.  With new services like Google Music Beta, Movie Rentals, and the new enhancements in Honeycomb 3.1, Google is finally focusing on the little refinements which will knit more Google services into the Android framework and deliver a more complete mobile OS. 

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website DROID Sam

    I’m a numbers geek, so it’s always fun for me when Google releases things like this. I’m also changing profile image on Twitter ad my Google account to that happy little Android enjoying an apple treat.

  • http://Website EmilyS

    First thing im gonna do once i get the HTC Flyer is reproduce that image.

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    This topic contains abnormally large amounts of win.

  • Samantha

    Love the image of the android eating the apple – very clever. The next year will prove to be very exciting and interesting, what will the numbers do??

  • http://Website Android Losers

    Wow, you guys think those are good numbers? Congrats on getting 200k apps in the market, but it’ll take a lot more than that if you guys want to reach the quaility provided on iOS.

    • w00x

      Yes! Please install more than 200k apps on your phone.

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  • http://Website Dannyjayfuller

    Ahhhh, this just warms my heart. I was a late adopter(very late), buying a used G1 with a cracked screen in June of 2010. I since repaired the screen myself, became an Android fanboy/geek and now fully support the OS and anything to do with it. I say go, Google, go. I only hope once I move out to Cali with my COMPTIA A+ and NET+ certs(and maybe a bachelor’s, depending on how nice the colleges here in Florida are) that I can score an internship.