Google CEO: “60,000 Android Devices a Day”
In a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave us a glimpse into exactly how many Android phones are moving right now.
“We are now shipping more than 60,000 Android devices in the Android industry per day and that number has doubled over the last quarter. The growth rate is accelerating and we hope the growth rate, as well as the demand, will continue for a very long time.” – Eric Schmidt
We’ve been hearing for the last year or so how Android keeps growing and gaining on other platforms. Whether it’s AdMob, Flurry, or another company telling us, we hadn’t heard any hard numbers. Up until now, it’s all estimates and guesswork. At the current pace, this equates to nearly 22 million Android phones poised to ship in 2010. What happens when we factor in all the new devices announced at MWC in addition to those still considered rumors?