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Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

21 December, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday - read the full textBack in May it was 400,000. In June it went up to 500,000 and in July it was 550,000. Now Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, has posted on his Google+ profile that Android has reached 700,000 activations per day. To clarify how they arrived at this figure, Rubin...


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What i will very much like to hear from one of the Google higher ups right now is..when will we be getting the unlocked 32GB GSM 3G/HSPA+ model of the G-Nex. I want this phone but only the 32GB GSM pentaband version...not the Verizon model.

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  • 2011-12-22 16:10
  • TfjR

> In reply to Chewy @ 2011-12-21 15:55 from MVg6 - click to read@Chewy
Android is no where as stable as iPhone. You're like the first person that says that. This is from someone who owns 4 Android phones and 3 of them are high end phones. Also, Apple already checked all the apps that are currently in the App Store.

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  • 2011-12-22 08:46
  • 4cZT

Google is just pumping these numbers to get advertisers. It's irrelevant how many Android devices are there to normal people because in reality everybody knows that iPhones are practically everywhere.

Android devices are still a rare specimen that I've occasionally spot. Heck, I even see more Blackberries out than Android.

Anyways, it's a stat Google dishes out to generate advertisers.

Google makes zero on device sales.

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  • 2011-12-22 04:11
  • 4wxV

The return rate must be very high for Android.

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  • 2011-12-22 04:05
  • 4cZT

@Android Pro
"I have been using Android phones for the past seventeen years and they are the best. LOL"

Best at crashing and alarm apps don't go off.

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  • 2011-12-22 01:49
  • 4cZT

I'm using several android devices myself, where I'm installing thousands applications every day, and they are running all at once, and I got no time to live, because these devices are still breaking and I'm searching and installing custom ROMs, and testing it, and installing more applications, since thousands applications appear every day in Android Market, and this is what everybody needs...

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  • 2011-12-21 23:23
  • 0@FF

I have been using Android phones for the past seventeen years and they are the best. LOL

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  • 2011-12-21 19:11
  • fsVe

Why do people get so excited about these numbers when you can buy an Android handset for £35

Yes there are alot of Android handsets but look at how many Android handsets are geting released per month or even per week. Everyone gets excited at the fact that Samsung galaxy S2 has sold so many, but how many versions are there of that 1 handset especially in America.

As i am no longer a Android user and there is alot of reason for that its not quantity but quality that is the issue here. The quality of Android just is not there things and still in beta and half baked i will point to Google music and film the film market on Android is a waste of space and music in not even working in the UK and most USA reviews have said its not working thinking about. There have been rumours that Google are now working on something like Siri for Android which again will be a half baked affair because nothing is really finshed on Android is all updates and geting there and doing stuff because others have done it first.

Yep they have growth but Android will eat itself in the end which
is a shame becuse if Google spent time really working on OS not just adding features it could be special is not its just an option if you dont like iOS

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  • 2011-12-21 17:32
  • i5BK

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-12-21 15:11 from kJq6 - click to readHey buddy 2 weeks back on GSM there was a news that the latest Nokia Lumia 800 had lots of Battery problems and you are talking about Nokia taking over altogether i think you need to read before yoy comment buddy get your facts first and then talk !!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2011-12-21 17:10
  • P$uD

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-12-21 15:11 from kJq6 - click to readIf you believe this then your a fool Nokia will never regain their market share to the extent it was

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  • 2011-12-21 16:32
  • Tr8a

> In reply to sunny_pirate @ 2011-12-21 10:54 from R15q - click to readNot almost, it actually PASSED the 7 billion mark.

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  • 2011-12-21 16:30
  • 3EY2

I have been using android for last 15 years and have no issues at all!

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  • 2011-12-21 16:17
  • 4G49

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-12-21 15:11 from kJq6 - click to readDream on Nokia fanboi, hahaha The King (of mobile phones) is dead. Long live the King...

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  • 2011-12-21 16:06
  • i8wS

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-12-21 15:11 from kJq6 - click to readLOL!!! Don't be rediculous.. Nokia will have to to a hell of a lot more than just start pimping WP7.

Android is not a malware and virus ridden OS. I've had it for 3 years without a fault. The only people that get viruses and malware are idiots that click and buy everything they see without doing any research.

Android is just as stable as iOS, the reason people say its virus ridden is because the approval process for apps isn't as strict as Apple's, doesn't mean its unstable or malware ridden :)

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  • 2011-12-21 15:55
  • MVg6

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-12-21 15:11 from kJq6 - click to readREALLY!!!! Dud i dont wanna be the bearer of bad news but i think you need to stop sniffing glue for one moment. i really cannot see the WP software taking over a market that is so tightly controlled by 2 main OS.

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  • 2011-12-21 15:43
  • MVg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-21 12:38 from StU5 - click to readYeah, cus Grand Theft Auto should be the deciding factor when choosing a handset. Its critical to 15 year olds. Forget 4g speeds, SD card expansion, etc. Grand Theft Auto, that's what's important. Plus every app always works perfectly initially on iPhone.....ALL OF THEM.

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  • 2011-12-21 15:37
  • qBPX

This figure will slow down next year when Nokia goes full force selling WP. It will take its market from Android and it will start the decline of that malware and virus ridden OS.

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  • 2011-12-21 15:11
  • kJq6

Have used android last years, X10, galaxy SII and now using Mangoo - hTC ULtimate (Tintan). A lot better, las apps, but thing are better done. Browser a lot better...

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  • 2011-12-21 14:47
  • Jjby

> In reply to READ @ 2011-12-21 10:21 from SecH - click to readIf from May to June it went up by ~20% and then June to July another 10%, it has taken 5 months for a further 27% (Or ~5.5% per month) which suggests the rate of the increase of monthly activations is indeed slowing. I assume that's what the original poster meant anyway.

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  • 2011-12-21 14:08
  • n5ik

and for those who don't know



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  • 2011-12-21 13:59
  • MVg6

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