Sep 05 AT 2:03 PM Sean Riley 6 Comments

Android activations now at 1.3 million per day, over 480 million total activations


Eric Schmidt took the stage to kick off the Motorola event this afternoon and rattled off some new Android activation figures that are simply staggering.

Every single day, there are now 1.3 million Android devices activated. That’s up from one million per day at the end of June, which means they’ve seen a real acceleration over the last couple months. Only one guess as to which device can take the most credit for that surge.

Schmidt also revealed that total activations now stand at 480 million. At this rate they’ll crest the half a billion mark before the end of the month. That’s made all the more amazing when you realize that the total hasĀ doubled since January of this year.

The one perhaps sour note was that “only” 70,000 Android tablets are being activated per day, but Schmidt acknowledged that they were late to the tablet game and are looking to turn this around. It’s hard to imagine that the Nexus 7 hasn’t already started to accelerate that figure.

The lawsuits might be a thorn in Android’s side, but it looks like nothing is going to slow its momentum.

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • jamal adam

    Talk about disappointing sales of Android tablets. I assume this does not include the Nexus 7 otherwise, Google and it’s OEM have their work cut out for them.

    • Sean Riley

      They are never too specific on exactly when they are grabbing the number from, although that has to include at least a portion of time following the launch of the Nexus 7. That actually begs the question just how awful was that number before the Nexus 7 launched.

  • spazby

    It will be a while before they crack tablet market but I am amazed at this high number of activations…

  • Nathan D.

    Woho, android doing some damage to someone :-)

  • MoSDeeb

    Tablet activations will probably remain low until a an android tablet is marketed as much as the iPad. Internet buzz can only go so far.

  • MJM128

    That’s a huge green army! :D