160,000 Android Phones Sold Daily, Market Nears 70,000 Applications

Speaking earlier today at the Droid X launch, Andy Rubin (Google VP of engineering) said that Android phones are being activated at a rate of 160,000 per day.  Yes, that’s almost two activations for every second of the day, every day.  What’s even more is impressive  is the speed at which the figure grows.  Vic Gundotra broke the news at Google I/O last month that the number was at 100,000.  Going back a few months to February, we were looking at 60,000 per day.

Where does this rapid growth come from?  Well, it doesn’t hurt when you are releasing phones like the myTouch 3G Slide, HTC EVO 4G, and Droid Incredible.  It’s hard to guess where the number will plateau as more carriers and handsets climb on board all the time.  The short term releases look to only bolster Android’s growth with various versions of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Droid X and upcoming Droid 2 all slated for a summer debut.

Another impressive figure thrown out today is that the Android Market now sites at 68,000 applications.  Last month at Google I/O?  We were at 50,000 titles.  How quickly will it be before we see an official announcement of 100,000 applications in the Android Market?

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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9 Comments

  1. Elliott
    June 23, 20:31 Reply

    This will pass Apple in 2011 I bet

  2. @Rovex
    June 23, 20:52 Reply

    Actually 160,000 a day is nearly 2 per second..
    If that number is right its already ahead of iPhone since it is 59 Million a year. Jobs of course is in denial and still thinks iPhone outsell Android 2 to 1, at least he did at the last brainwashing, i mean 'Keynote'.

  3. kcx
    June 23, 18:02 Reply

    70,000 apps that no one will ever find because google can’t get their head out of their a#% and make a market that’s usable. How hard is it to add sort by rating? People also need to stop inflating the ratings. “Does what is says” should earn someone 3 stars, not 5. Stop being impressed just because an app doesn’t crash.

  4. yohan
    June 25, 06:32 Reply

    wow, android really make a lof of money :)

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