Android continues with it’s phenomenal sales, leading to Google currently activating devices at the astonishing rate of 850,000 Android devices per day. This has been revealed by Andy Rubin, widely considered to be the ‘Father of Android’.
Several people might wonder if these figures are a bit enhanced. Andy Rubin, who met reporters yesterday confirmed that these figures are absolutely true and clarified this by saying that Google uses a handset specific Device ID to ensure only one activation is counted per each device. In contrast, devices that don’t have Google services, Kindle Fire for instance, aren’t included in the survey.
The senior vice president of mobile and digital content further noted that there are 300 million active Android handsets in the world, at present. Add 450,000 apps housed by the Android market and these stats make for immensely impressive reading.
The number of handsets sold daily has increased from 65,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2010 to what it is now. The number of apps has trebled; there were around 15,000 apps in the Android Market at last year’s Mobile World Congress.
The enormous growth of this Operating System and the sheer multitude of handsets that it is on are a definite sign of just how brilliant Android is. The OS is statistically the most popular in the world. Free for device manufacturers to use, it is seen on HTC, Samsung, LG and Motorola handsets etc. The OS made it’s debut in 2007 and the latest version, Android 4.0, was released in late 2011. This was the first version that was similar on both smartphones and tablets.
Andy Rubin also noted that the Samsung Galaxy tabs were doing rather well. It’s strange that one of Samsung’s executives doesn’t seem to agree with this and said that the company isn’t too successful with tablets at the moment. Of the current 300 million Android devices out there, 12 million are tablets. The tech giant hopes to turn things around with the Galaxy Note 10.1.