Some data from Google at today's Motorola On Display event:

There are now 1.3M Android device activations per day, as of today. About 70,000 of those device activations per day are tablets. The installed base of Android devices is about 480M as of today.

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  • Souka - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Ok, so 1.3M per day activated.

    But how many are being de-activated?

    My co-worker has "activated" at least Android devices in the past month (he keeps havng RMA issues or not liking the device and returning)

    (theoretical example:)
    What about business that are replacing 1000 Droid Eris with HTC One devices? The Eris will be likely junked... so does that count as 1000 activations?
  • retrospooty - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Its counting new phone activations... So the one coming out of a repair cycle wouldnt count, and the 1000 upgrades would.

    Damn, 1.3 million a day is nuts! Android is on a serious roll.
  • Souka - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    But the Samsung SIII comes out... a million Droid1 users upgrade... 1million activations.

    The number I'd like to see is new customers to Android vs Customers leaving Android platform.

    I bet the iPhone5 will set new activation records.....but in reality maybe 80%+ will be existing iPhone users upgrading/replacing their phone.
  • retrospooty - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I dunno... it makes sense. the latest sales data from Q2 2012 shows Android outselling iPhone 4 to 1. Regardless of what is an upgrade from IOS, previous Android, or a user that left its still huge volume.
  • vision33r - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    The recent ComScore shows Android lost about 2% previous quarter which contradict what Eric Schmidt heavily inflated numbers.

    What's really happening is Google is simple counting any device activated regardless of wipe, new, re-activated, and even resold stuff.

    Under what Eric claims Android should jump to a 70% marketshare.

    The reality is that it's the same people who buys Android wiping the same devices and getting counted.
  • zorxd - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - link

    comscore release numbers for the US only. Schmit for the world. There is no condradiction. Android can also loose market share while activating more devices anyway.
  • amdwilliam1985 - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - link

    You need to open your eyes/brain, the world is bigger than the USA.
    I was in Hong Kong for the past week, oh boy, it was a land of Galaxy phones.

    Wonder how Galaxy Note got 10 million sales? Look no further than Hong Kong, there's gotta to be 3 millions of them there. Yes, 5' 3" Chinese girls able to handle a Note single hand. S2 and S3 are everywhere too.

    Holding a fruit phone? You will be perceived as poor, stupid and/or boring. It's an ancient phone by Hong Kong's standard.
  • Torrijos - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Those numbers aren't just full featured smartphones but all type of devices running a version of Android (TV boxes, dumbphones etc)?

    The important thing would be to know the rate of activation of devices capable of using all APIs of a system version for each system version.
  • Lucian Armasu - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Dumbphones? By definition a phone running Android is a "smartphone". Nokia and Apple are counting their low-end phones as "Lumias" and "iPhones" as well, so why shouldn't Google? The Google TV market is not that successful to be relevant here anyway. Any way you look at it, the numbers are extremely impressive, and best yet, they keep growing! It was 1 million at Google I/O at the end of June. At 1.3 million, Android activated as many phones as Nokia sold in a year and a half in just 5 days.
  • armodons - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    It seems strange that Nokia is being thrown into this comparison - shouldn't it be Windows Phone vs. Android vs iOS? BTW, Nokia sold 10.2 million devices in Q2 of this year so not sure where you're pulling your numbers from - even in this morning's event Elop announced 7 million Lumia devices and they haven't been out in the market even a year yet... So while the Android numbers are impressive it's not clear how much Motorola contributes to that 1.3 M.

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