Google announced at the annual Google I/O developer conference that over 400,000 Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, get activated daily, which makes up for about 12 million units per month.
In August last year, Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO at the time, announced that approximately 200,000 Android devices were activated daily, whereas, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this year, Schmidt said it has reached the 300,000 mark.
Android subscriptions are highly likely to double in as few as every nine months, which is equivalent to a third for every quarter.
Moreover, over 100 million Android devices have been activated beginning September 2008, indicating that Google’s mobile platform may even add another 100 million devices by year-end.
The recent figures will probably irritate Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who last year said that Android activations also included upgrades, a charge negated by Google.
“The Android activation numbers do not include upgrades and are, in fact, only a portion of the Android devices in the market since we only include devices that have Google services,” a Google spokesperson rebutted.