Back in June, Andy Rubin of Google announced that 500,000 Android devices were being activated on a daily basis. Well as of today, it looks like Android has hit another milestone. According to the latest numbers posted by Andy Rubin on his Twitter account – there are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day. We’re short of the predicted 1 million devices activated daily, but hey – 700,000 is no small figure either.
And to clarify what the number of activations mean, Andy Rubin wrote a post on Google+ about it. Here’s what he had to say:
“…and for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”
By that definition, it sounds like WiFi-only devices that don’t require network activations are excluded. But if WiFi-only devices are excluded, I’m guessing the number should be bigger than reported. Now lets hope the ongoing Apple lawsuits don’t hamper the growth of the operating system.
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