Android hits 700,000 daily activations

Android hits 700,000 daily activations

The number of new Android devices activated on a daily basis has crossed 700,000 per day, according to Google’s Andy Rubin. That’s eight Android devices activated every second. Speaking from his Google+ account last night, Rubin also clarified what it is that counts as an activation.

“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.”

The number is up considerably from June’s announcement of 500,000 per day however we suspect tablets are starting to more prominently figure into the mix. Either way, it’s a ridiculous number to be sure.


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