Google’s Andy Rubin defines ‘Android activation,’ trumpets 700,000 per day clip
Looking for growth? You’ve found it. If you’ll recall, Google’s own Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin confirmed that over 500,000 Android devices were being activated back in June, and during last month’s Galaxy Nexus reveal, we learned that said figure had increased to 550,000 per day. In just over a month, the tally has now climbed to 700,000 per 24 hour period. That’s according to a post by Andy himself on Google+, which he followed with this:
“For those wondering, we count each device only once (i.e., we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a store, buy a device [and] put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”
In other words, there are many, many more Android devices being ushered into use every single day that don’t connect to any monitored wireless service, but naturally, keeping track of those is something even Google isn’t about to attempt. Any guesses as to what this figure jumps to after the holiday season concludes?