Mobile

Google now activating 1M Android devices a day, 400M activations total

Showing that its mobile juggernaut isn’t slowing down, Google is now activating 1 million Android devices every day, the company announced today at its I/O conference.

“That’s about 12 new Android devices every second of every day,” said product management director for Android Hugo Barra on stage at the event.

Additionally, Google said it has activated a total of 400 million Android devices since the operating system’s launch in 2008. At Google I/O in 2011, Google said it was activating 400,000 Android devices a day and that it had activated 100 million devices in total. This shows some pretty staggering growth.

Google showed the above map to help illustrate hotspots where Android was seeing the most activations (yellow and red denote higher rates of Android adoption), and interestingly, many of the hottest places are in the developing world.

“The developing world is developing at an ever-faster pace,” Barra said.


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