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]