Jun 11 AT 9:00 AM Anthony Domanico 17 Comments

Rubin: Android activations reach 900,000 per day


Taking to Twitter, Google’s Andy Rubin announced that there are 900,000 Android devices activated every day. That’s 328.5 million devices activated every year, nearly the total population of the United States. Clearly Android is continuing to grow at impressive rates, and we should expect to see that number creep ever closer to 1,000,000 daily activations by the end of the year (perhaps spurred, in part, by the Nexus Tablet).

With Android’s continued success, Rubin reiterated via Twitter that he has “no plans to leave Google,” in response to a Robert Scoble rumor going around that Rubin would leave Google for startup CloudCar. And why would he? With Android making up over 50% of the U.S. smartphone market, Rubin’s Android is clearly the leading platform out there and continues to grow in market share largely at the expense of RIM and the feature phone market.

Source: Andy Rubin (Twitter)

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  • fletchtb

    I like Rubin and hope he sticks around. He seems to be a great product owner and is a great leader for the product.

    On the other note, I can’t wait until Android hits 1 million activtations a day, that would an insane number (not that 900K is too shabby).

    • Jon Garrett

      Android was supposed to hit 1 million a day by October 2011–I wonder what happened. either way its impressive indeed.

  • redraider133

    Crazy how many activations a day android has and how it continues to increase.

    • SGB101

      It has to slow soon , I can’t get my head around this number. Almost 1mil a day. That’s about the whole of the uk every 3 months. WTF

  • Mix

    I will be increasing that amount by 1, very, very soon!

    • Up

      By 1/day? holy shit you must buy a lot of devices :p

      • Mix

        Lol, I know some people that know some people…

  • Alec Waddelow

    Can’t wait for Play Store sales in celebration of hitting 1,000,000!

  • frankdabank

    I feel so bad for the sheep

    • Sgb101

      Sadly at almost 1mill a day we are now the sheep!

      Well not us, as we’ve been here from day zero, but you get what I mean!

  • Albert

    How many of those activation happen because someone decided to install a new ROM?

    • Daniel H

      Google has said its unique mobile phones, not just activations of already existing ones.

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