Jul 14 AT 4:49 PM Alberto Vildosola 21 Comments

Google Q2 earnings call: 550,000 Android activations every day and 10 million users on Google+

Google’s earnings call for the second quarter is now coming to an end, and the company has a lot to be happy about. In terms of revenue and net income, Google exceeded Wall Street expectations with $9.03 billion in revenue and $2.08 billion in net income. That’s a 32% growth in revenue compared to last year’s Q2 earnings. As a result, Google now has $39.1 billion in cash on their hands. I’m sure some of that will be used to counterattack the many patent trolls that are attacking Android.

Since we’re talking about Android, the platform is now adding 550,000 users every day. That’s up 50,000, from the last statistic we got from Andy Rubin roughly two weeks ago. As we told you then, Android’s daily activations are growing by 100,000 every month. If keep that pace up, Google could very well be activating 1,000,000 devices per day by the end of this year. That’s a lot.

Google also announced that there are now 250,000 applications on the Android Market, and users have downloaded more than 6 billion apps so far. Additionally, there are now 130 million Android devices out there, up 30 million from Google I/O.

When talking about Google+, Larry Page took the chance to congratulate the Google+ team for a phenomenal job on the launch of the service. He said they’re seeing an incredibly high amount of activity on the social network, with more than 1 billion items shared and 2.3 billion +1 clicks each day. Larry also confirmed that Google+ has now more than 10 million users. That’s amazing, considering the service launched two weeks ago and it’s still in closed beta. To put it in perspective, Google+ has reached almost 1.4% of Facebook’s 750 million users in just two weeks. If you want to join those 10 million people, we’re currently giving out invites here.

In summary, revenues are growing, Android is unstoppable and the company seems to finally “get social”. What more could we ask for?

2011Q2 Google Earnings Slides

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Jeroen

    Though the number, 10 million users already, is still quite fascinating, we’re not talking about 14% here but 1,4%, a significantly smaller percentage…

    • Alberto Vildosola

      So many numbers, arrgh. It’s fixed now, thanks

      • http://Website TWiT Commander

        Second paragraph, third sentence:

        “As we told you then, Android’s daily activations are growing by 100,000 every month”

        100,000 every month?

        I think it should be said as “daily activations are increasing at a rate of 100,000 daily activations every month” or something along the lines of that.

        Like speed and acceleration.

  • http://Website c.u.n.t.

    Seems like everyone is awaiting the new iPhone. 500,000 is not much and it will drop to 20,000 when the new iPhone arrives

    • http://Website elitebattlefield

      Your name suits you well minus whatever lame ass acronym it actually stands.for XD.

    • http://Website David

      Obvious troll is obvious.
      Just to give perspective to that 555k activations – that’s more devices than Apple sell. Not just iPhones but iPods, iPads and Macs put together. A truly huge achievement.
      And to add further disappointment… Android sales don’t dip during an iPhone launch. The iPhone 4+ or whatever it’ll be called will probably sell 10 million in the first month. A very big number. Trouble is Android will probably sell double.

  • http://Website android mc moddafocka

    hell datz alott of fragmentation

    • http://Website Anons

      Dya think youz l33t?

      Learn to spell before you comment.

  • http://Website Joshua

    Interestingly there are 21 +1 likes and only 16 facebook shares at the time I wrote this comment.

    AS far as the new iphone, I think some apple fanboys are starting to ignore the fact that people are getting tired of buying a new phone every year, especially a phone that hasn’t advanced that much from the year before. So i’m not looking at there being much of a change when the new iphone comes out.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    The landscape is something that has changed so much since my early EVO 4G DAYS from last year. Their really is no stopping android and a serious amount of credit goes out to all the manufacturers and carriers that also support the platform as well more importantly US the users. I am very proud of android in general and can see WHY apple is totally falling off and can ONLY RESORT TO THE COURTROOM. Their overall devices are yester year and if your walking around with that little SILLY IPHONE YOUR SIMPLY walking around in a TOTAL STUPER and need to check yourself into the nearest HOSPITAL…

    • http://Website CactusCat

      Actually Tony, while I’m not a big fan of Yarnell or his obvious fanboy-ism for HTC (and especially the EVO, which he considers the second coming), his statement is factual and one of his best comments. Your comment however, is nothing but pure trash and you are an a**hole to make such a statement. Here’s my wish…. I’d like for you to bend over as far as you can, put your head up your a**, then JUMP really hard. Maybe you’ll just disappear.

      • http://Website CactusCat

        Excuse me… the correct spelling is Yarrell.

    • http://Website Mike

      Not cool!!

  • http://Website Gary Carpenter

    Why is the N word up on the site. I really don’t like seeing stuff like this. It’s ridiculous, offensive, and unnecessary. I would hope the comment would be removed, or I won’t come back to the site. I’m here for Android info, not idiotic racism.

  • http://Website elitebattlefield

    I agree. Hopefully Android and Me understand that allowing such comments to be posted on thier website could be looked at as an act of condoning this behavior and subject themselves to possible litigation.

  • http://punmobile.net punzz

    Wo wow google rules with this google+

  • http://punmobile.net punzz

    what r we talk about, google or android here. But really google + such a success

    • http://Website Steven

      Did you read the article? It’s about three things actually; googles earnings, google+ memberships and android activations and market (yes I lumped them together).

  • http://www.aboxcafe.com Ryan

    Google needs to protect their OEM’s from all of the legal troubles they are having.If the OEM’s don’t want to make android phones, then these activation rates will drop.

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  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    550000 activations a day is a lot of phones