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Google says 1.5 million Android devices are activated each day, same number as in April

Google's Larry Page said during the Q2 2013 earnings conference call that the 1.5 million Android devices are activated per day, which happens to be the same number the company announced back in April.
July 19, 2013
Larry Page

During Google’s Q2 2013 earnings call, Larry Page mentioned some statistics about Android, but some of those numbers are similar to what the company announced a few months ago.

According to the speech the CEO gave during the call (transcript available at Source link below), 1.5 million Android devices are activated each day, which is an impressive accomplishment for a five-year old mobile operating system.

However, we’ll point out that back in April, Eric Schmidt mentioned the same number of daily activations.

Moreover, the total number of Android device activations is still at “more than 900 million,” which is what the company announced back in mid-May at Google I/O 2013.

The only number that has changed is the total number of app downloads. Page said that over 50 billion apps have already been downloaded from the Play Store, with Google paying “more money to Android developers this year than in the whole of 2012.” At I/O, the company said that 48 billion apps had been downloaded.

Can Android grow even more, or has it reached a maximum? We’ve often wondered how much more the platform can expand, especially considering that in certain regions the smartphone market may already be saturated.

That said, the following months are going to bring a few interesting devices, so we’ll certainly wait to see what numbers Google will report for Android in October.