Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

11 June, 2012
The activations number has increased by more than 50,000 since the MWC in February.

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  • Anonymous

Yani, 12 Jun 2012At first I also thought: "Wow! That's a lot of droids... moreYou do realize that Android were not selling 900,000 units a day from the start right? Also i hope you realize that they are counting new activations, not new customers. I have had like 8 different Android phones myself over the years, so they count me as 8 activations, not 8 customers. It is pretty clear. Now do the math.

  • Yani

baba, 11 Jun 2012Damn with this rate within 6 months, everyone in the world ... moreAt first I also thought:
"Wow! That's a lot of droids!"
(Star Wars pun intended!) :)
And I then did the math:
Let's say there are 8 billion people on earth. And since I don't know how many activations were up to this day I will assume there were 900.000 daily activations since Android's 1.5 release date.
8.000.000.000 / 900.000 = 8.889 days (24 years)
And even this number is too low, 30 years is more correct.

  • alfred_fischermann

it's a shame. android is a very good OS, but the samsung warranty is very wack.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jun 2012And by 900,000 activations per day, it means "install ... moreErr no, those don't count as activations its only new phones out the box.

Nothing to do with roms.

  • George Saber

Android Forever.....

  • an_droid

Hey, GSMArena guys, I really love the way you ended the article. Very optimistic. 250 shiny new androids. Funny, yet true. Keep up the good work !

  • AnonD-1061

Anonymous, 11 Jun 2012And by 900,000 activations per day, it means "install ... moreI've two Androids, flashed them with custom ROMs hundreds of times. But I still have 2 Android devices listed in my Google Play account, so you fail.

  • AnonD-8143

Anonymous, 11 Jun 2012And by 900,000 activations per day, it means "install ... moreNo, the custom rom activation does not count here. That's just the software signature. The number Google gives you is from the hardware signature of every phone out there. Well done Android.

  • sharaf

mian, 11 Jun 2012goinh fast up and going downYes Truly.

  • nick

Proud to be an android owner

  • Anonymous

And by 900,000 activations per day, it means "install custom rom and re-flash again"

  • baba

Damn with this rate within 6 months, everyone in the world including the new born will have an android device ....

  • Anonymous

ios6= it's only shit

  • errrr

Bob, 11 Jun 2012What if someone upgrade from android to android? Thats not ... moreWell someone updating from Apple to Apple wouldnt be new either.

This is activations per day, new phones.

  • pull down status bar

Anonymous, 11 Jun 2012ios6? LOL ios5 was hardly an upgrade from ios4, and majorit... moreI agree.

  • AnonD-53748

rovert, 11 Jun 2012ics vs ios6 vs w8 vs meego1.3 vs nokia belle fp2, now's tha... moreYou should say Jellybean not Ice Cream Sandwich.
iOS6 is coming right up, so is Jelly Bean.

  • Anonymous

Bob, 11 Jun 2012What if someone upgrade from android to android? Thats not ... moreios6? LOL ios5 was hardly an upgrade from ios4, and majority of ios5 was a rip off from android

  • mian

goinh fast up and going down

  • jackskellington6sic6

900,000 is a pretty cool number there.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-58527, 11 Jun 2012Windows Phone was said to be winning in China? Wow really? Limia outsale galaxy s3? Im actually amazed . . Source? I dont know anyone of my friends who has lumia or windows sphone in their pocket .. as far as i know apple apple everywhere .. and im still using my sgs2 :p