by David Gonzales, 1 week ago
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has a new book out titled, “The New Digital Age,” written in collaboration with Jared Cohen. And in order to promote this new book of his, he got on NPR’s Wait…
Woah! We knew there are a lot of Android users, but we didn’t expect it would be THAT many.
What we’re referring to is the Tweet and announcement made on Google + by the brand’s very own Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin:
…and for those wondering, 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 last count of 550,000 devices a day was first noted by Chairman Eric Schmidt while in Germany. The count was made earlier this year.
So in a nutshell, there are now 700,000 Android devices which get activated on a daily basis. That’s 5 million a week, and 21 million Android units a month. Oh and 250 million devices per year. What?!
On the first day of its sales, Apple announced that they were able to sell a million iPhone 4S units. This topped its 4 million sales in just its first week.
We still can’t get over the 250 million devices per year. What do you think about that?
[Source: 9 to 5 Google]