Google Android activation numbers are out of control. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday announced that the company is now turning on 1.3 million devices per day. That number is 400,000 more than the 900,000 devices Google claimed to be activating back in June 2012. Google in December 2011 announced activation numbers of 700,000 per day.
CEO Schmidt also announced that nearly 500 million devices are now running on the Google Android OS.
While activation numbers appear to have doubled over the last eight months Electronista is quick to point out that Google has not broken down new device activation numbers versus reinstalls of its mobile OS platform. Google also doesn’t appear to differentiate between smartphones, tablets, smart watches, MP3 players, digital cameras and various other devices that are running one form or another of Google Android.
Regardless of what type of devices Android is being activated on the rapid activation numbers provide Google with an excellent branding effort that places the Android OS into the minds of consumers, creating a more likely scenario in which they will purchase other Android based devices for compatibility reasons.
In a recent study by comScore Android continues to lead the smartphone market with 52.2 percent market share while Apple trails with 33.4 percent of the smartphone segment.
The Google Android operating system continues to expand its product holdings thanks to its open source nature which allows for customized system builds as required by various device manufacturers both mobile and non-mobile in nature.
Are you surprised by Google Android’s huge daily activation numbers?