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Andy Rubin: Android Running On 6 Million Tablets Worldwide

Last week, there was a calculation done suggesting that there were only 3.4 million Honeycomb tablets out in the wild right now. Google’s own Andy Rubin has come out and given us some statistics straight from the horse’s mouth. He says that according to Google, there are 6 million tablets in people’s hands that run the Android operating system. A much larger number than what has been reported before.

This number makes sense too, taking into account all the Froyo and Gingerbread tablets that were pushed out into the public’s hands before they got Google’s official blessing. That would mean that a little over half of all Android tablets are running Honeycomb. Let’s hope that when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out, it does so with a bang. After last night I am a little bit more than excited to see how this plays out.

Via: Phandroid

  • promovoyages-algerie.com

    waw thanks a lot 

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/praticuschaotic Jon Doe

    About 3 million of those are running Cyanogen TouchDroid.

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  • Anonymous

    Lets be honest, Android on Tablets = Huge failure

    • Billy Jenkins

      Maybe you have never used an Android tablet? I don’t own one but I tryed them in the store and its so much better then an Ipad in every single way.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V2CWQUQ5YPRXVKPNBDFRXS6YJ4 RSmith

        Like what? Few apps, lack of speed – despite what was supposed to be a speed demon of a CPU/GPU marriage, jerky feel to the OS, crappy screens, underdeveloped as of Honeycomb…yadda…yadda…yadda… Look, I’m all for Android and look forward to some good products down the line, but this first gen was a disappointment…PERIOD!

        • John

          ICS. so easy even iOS users can use it!

        • Anonymous

          That’s because the people at Google rushed honeycomb out the door and cut corners. Now they have redeemed themselves with Ice Cream Sandwich and they got it right. They hit it out the park with Ice Cream Sandwich and set a new standard for themselves.

          The question is how long can Apple ride this old outdated iOS even with the added features that iOS 5 brought? The UI is the same since 2007 and I think that they need to go another route by design but I don’t think they will.

    • Anonymous

      How is it a failure because it didn’t sell like the ipad? You need to get a life. Apple isn’t the Standard that you measure every device by. Android and Apple are targeting to different audiences.

  • Jake

    A lot of the OS market share figures that we see on the Android blogs and tech sites are based on ad impressions. It’s possible that those figures are flawed for the following reason. A lot of tablet users, and many phone users, change their browsers’ user agents to IE or iPad to prevent the mobile version of some websites from appearing. It’s possible that the ad impressions that result from those changed user agents result count for those other operating systems and against Android.

    Something else that can skew the data in favor of Android is that a lot of Android users flash ROMs on their devices. Each time a new ROM is flashed it appears to be a new device activation.

  • Tim Cook

    I have one million of them

  • Kixofmyg0t

    What does this have to do with the Galaxy Nexus or Ice Cream Sandwich? Only post about those two topics from now on.

    • Billy Jenkins

      The top story of the month. The Galaxy Nexus will be delayed until Summer of 2015 due to technical difficulties and will remain as the first device to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Hows that for some Galaxy Nexus news? I even added some Ice Cream Sandwich news so there shouldn’t be any complaints.

      • Anonymous

        I wud be pissed if that was true…. well the ICS part more of

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

    The Andriod army is just getting started in the tablet market. Give it a couple years and it will show the kind of gains seen with phones.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I need a full OS on a tablet before I look into buying another. Full Windows/OS X/Linux, whatever, I really want the full OS.

  • Anonymous

    My Xoom really wants some ICS stat!

    • LinuxLover

      Keep waiting… Maybe Motorola will get around to it. This is something that irks me about Android. Google announces ICS. You MIGHT get it within 6 months time. The rollout for Gingerbread on phones was so slow it was disheartening. I’d love to see a Google Nexus tablet, where I can get updates straight from Google. I guess you could always use Cyanogenmod or something, as the source for ICS, unlike Honeycomb, will be released.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCP5EYB7CQKIXTUQOG2I2GDGC4 Jay

    Don’t forget me!  I’m running Android on my HP Touchpad.  Not Honeycomb though, Cyanogen.

    • Anonymous

      Check out Android Life. They have a post about how the CM team will be working on CM9 once ICS source is released.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCP5EYB7CQKIXTUQOG2I2GDGC4 Jay

         I will, thanks!  The CM team is simply amazing!

    • beelow319

      Yea man! I gots it on my touchpad too. Frickin sweet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Glad to say I’m one of them. Now give me ICS on my Xoom!!

    • Van Hicks, Jr

      And my Transformer!

      • Anonymous

        And my Dell Streak 7!

        OK, maybe I won’t hold my breath for getting that from Dell. Thank God for XDA!

        • Anonymous

          and my AX!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J55VI6ZCJBE46AKLY4MQR77YCE Manuel Coronado

    nice