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700,000 Android Devices are Activated Every Single Day

Think about that number for a second. At the end of tomorrow another 1.4million Android devices will have been activated. By X-mas, 3.5million. Astonishing.

Oh, and in June, we were seeing 500K per day. Quite the jump in about 6 months time.

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  • http://twitter.com/DCBenson7 David Benson

    I wonder how many of these 700,000 factor in when someone has to reformat their phone and reactivate it? Not hating just wondering. I know when I reformat I always have to reactivate it.

  • Stating El Obvious

    How do the sheep believe this ridiculously bloated number? 

    • Guest

      ……

      • Stating El Obvious

        I think fandroids have taken over the title as the biggest sheep in the mobile industry…holy crap.

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          alot of crazy comments in here 700,000 people is not alot when compared to the world. On top of that are so many variables like generations getting older getting firsf phones, people switching carriers, adults getting rid of feature phones etc….. this number is def believable since android is growing at a enormous rate and not to long ago it was at 550,000

          • Stating El Obvious

            Android is definitely growing leaps and bounds with no end in sight, but a number like 700,000/day is unbelievable and not in a good way.  It would be more believable if we saw some kind of slowdown but it’s been growing exponentially for about two years now.  Name something else on the planet that has that type of growth with no stutter.  It’s not possible.  Rubin needs to provide more proof then a tweet every two months.  I just find it amazing that people here just buy what he says without question, when it flies in the face of all logic.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            I understand that but there track record of reporting activations have been spot on so to now start lieing about this would be stupid…..im sure in the next few days people will investigate it and graphs etc will come out to prove this….yes i know companies inflate numbers but why would rubin do that when it possible to find the abswer to you know what i mean…people can in some way proce this

          • Stating El Obvious

            It’s not necessary a lie though, it’s just padding the stats.  Without offering any proof of anything he’s saying he’s throwing out this logically impossible number and people are just buying it.  I am sure there are between 200-400,000 activated daily.  700,000 is ridiculous, and doesn’t make sense.  It’s like me saying “I can fly” and then telling you that you have to disprove it rather then me proving it for you.

          • Anonymous

            Most of the people on this site are Android sheep, and are too stupid and/or lazy to question what they read. I agree with you that it doesn’t make any sense. Even if it does though, to throw such a high number out there like that without offering any support is just ridiculous. The morons on this site will believe anything God Rubin says and wonder how they are any different from Apple Sheep.

          • Stating El Obvious

            One of life’s greatest mysteries.  The android sheep don’t realize that they have become the sheep that they claim Apple users still are…

          • Guest

            you a non believing dick bro??

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            In may it was 550,000 and it was proved so how would it be 200,00-400,000….like i said im sure more infirmation will be out in the next week with people matching up numbers…

          • Stating El Obvious

            How was it proved?  I’m asking because I don’t know.  If the “proof” was Andy Rubin tweeting that 500,000 were being activated in May that’s not proof

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

            These kinds of number do actually add up. It’s been reported for months now that the smart phone market is expected to double by 2014. At that rate every smart phone manufacturer will see significant sale increases even if they continue to lose market share over all. Couple all these new customers with the 10’s of millions of people upgrading their phones and you can easly come up with this many.

        • Anonymous

          Naaah

  • Anonymous

    Looks like China’s adopting Android pretty fast  :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Fuller/574029204 Scott Fuller
  • http://twitter.com/PhilStout Phil

    HOLY F*CKING SH*T BATMAN!

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

    hmmm thats 255.5 million a year. not sure about this.. and this does not include when you re-flash your device and you have to activate it again?

    i love android but im not too sure these numbers are quite right.

    • http://twitter.com/eatmode4life Ray Mendoza

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • whoMe?

      It has already been said countless times that re-flash your device does not count as a new activation.

      • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

         and as said countless times that there are NOT 255 MILLION new devices activated every year.

        • Anonymous

          You need to go back to math class. This is not 700,000 per day for 365 days. It’s 700,000 per day RIGHT NOW. It was 500,000 per day earlier this year.

          • whoMe?

            Thank you for comprehending what was being said. Maybe Mr. Johnson will catch on after letting the statement simmer on the brain for awhile.

          • Guest

            doubt it!

          • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

            ok youre-so-smart lets even say its only 400000 a day. That is 146 Million a year. The population of the US is around 304million, thats  almost half the population. Yeah Right.

            edit: yes i know its the WORLD, before you bring that up too.

          • Anonymous

            …then what is your point? You already answered your own question?

    • dieringer scott

      me going and buying a Gnex comming from an OG droid counts as one.  So android users buying a new android phone counts

  • David

    I wonder what types of devices that includes: TVs, Nooks, Kindle Fires, as well as the expected phones and tablets?

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      My guess is that all Google Experience devices are counted. So Google TV is accounted for, but Kindle and Nook – not.

    • Anonymous

      It was stated that it only includes smartphones, or those on network carriers. Therefore, it does not include Tvs, Nooks, fires or Wifi only tablets.

  • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

    You should have included his quote on how Google specifies activation’s 

    “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.” 

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/20/googles-andy-rubin-defines-android-activation-trumpets-700-0/ 

    And straight from his Google+ acct. https://plus.google.com/u/0/112599748506977857728/posts

    • Anonymous

      Then it can’t be possible. Just can’t.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        How do you know?

        • Anonymous

          So 21 million brand new Android devices are activated every month? Just seems like the number should tail off at some point given 22 month upgrade time frames.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            agree 100%, something does not seem correct. 700k a day? a small towns worth of people a day? every day? day in and out? This number just seems so impossible when you extrapolate it over time.

          • Anonymous

            Right. At some point, anyone that wants a smartphone will have one. Then, this number should tail off since people have to hang on to these for 22 months. I don’t believe this one bit without more support.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • http://www.joshbroton.com KillaPenguin

            You’re right. Andy Rubin, Google execs, and every data service in the world that monitors smartphone numbers all lie, and you’re sniffer doesn’t.

            FAIL.

          • Anonymous

            Corporate executives massaging numbers for the sake of positive PR? Yeah, you’re right, that never happens.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro???

          • http://www.joshbroton.com KillaPenguin

            It does, but not when every data point that’s gathered shows the same thing. 

            I wonder if Andy created this chart on his PC:
            http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/19/graph-a-look-at-global-smartphone-shipments-holy-android/ 

            Oh wait, nope.

            EDIT: This will be my last reply to you because you’re trolling and it chaps my rear that you got me.

          • Anonymous

            If there are other data points that support 700k, I’d love to see them. That’s all I ever said, that I’d like to see support for this. And all of the Android sheep jumped on my back because they are too dense to question what they read.

          • Drifter2be

            I think the real question here is how many of these are new smartphone users or people switching from blackberry and apple devices? I would figure that the majority are people replacing their old android devices, so think about how many android devices are being shut off for the last time with these new activations and the rate that android is actually “growing” is not by 700000 a day. That would be like counting population growth by birth rate alone without considering the death rate as well. 

          • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony

            They are also too dense to realize the burden of proof falls on them to justify their argument, not you, the non-believer lol.

          • Anonymous

            He’s always here trolling and gets everyone. Don’t feel bad, bro. :)

          • Dan Letsch

            I know there are alot of people not hanging on to them for 22 months.  My normal upgrade is only 20, but there are plenty of people that always want the latest greatest and are willing to spend the extra, sometimes by selling their old device to offset the cost.

          • Anonymous

            Not enough to justify that monster number.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • Anonymous

            It’s worldwide. It’s very possible and real numbers. It’s likely peaking with the Christmas holiday, at some point it will fall back down a bit. It’s not just smartphone upgrades, the smartphone market itself is growing rapidly YoY

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, I don’t blindly believe everything I read. This number doesn’t pass the sniff test. The point in which it should “fall back down a bit” should have already happened. Most people who want a smartphone already have one.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • Anonymous

            Sorry but Andy wouldn’t pull this out of nowhere either. Do you hate Android? Why are you even here?
            There are 7 billion people on the planet. It’s very believable. What’s not believable is the sustainability.
            if you divide that by 365 you get about 19 million. If only 1% of that were to get a new phone a day that would be almost 2 million people per day. 

            How is that not believable?

          • Anonymous

            So, everyone that questions this number hates Android? That’s a great conclusion to draw. And a very large portion of that 7 billion is not part of the smartphone market, so your numbers make no sense. Try again.

          • Anonymous

            Fact: 
            In 2010 298 million smartphones were sold worldwide, up from 175 million in 2009, for a growth rate of 70%. If that rate only stayed the same (it was higher this year) that would be 500 million new phones this year. You do the rest of the of the math.

          • Anonymous

            If those numbers are true, that would seem to support this. I stand corrected. Thank you for providing some support.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t give up, there must be some evidence to prove that the 700k figure is a lie.

          • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

             well a Smartphone consists of Android, iOS, RIM, Windows, ect.

            I guess its plausible but not believable.

          • Anonymous

            At least he admitted he was wrong, unlike other people around here.

          • Guest

            i wouldn’t waste your time with the dumbazz loser zep.  all he knows is how to spamming every thread with “u mad bro?”  he’s a no life dicckkhead loser!!

          • http://twitter.com/chrisleighton3 Chris Leighton

            You’re implying that a set demographic buys smartphones.  The smartphone market is constantly growing.  You’re an idiot.

          • Guest

            AMEN!!  he’s a major fuucckking loser!!

          • Anonymous

            You don’t have the data to support your assinine opinions, so if anyone is a moron, it’s you. 700K a day is a huge number. I’m not saying the number shouldn’t be high, but 700k? Get real idiot.

          • Guest

            you mad bro??

          • Anonymous

            China is an emerging country? Lol, I think it’s already emerged bro.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • Thebruce44

            I’m sure when you’re done triple checking your own analysis you will post the correct number here and explain the difference. Until then I’ll stick with the guys who know what they’re talking about.

          • Guest

            LMAO!!!

          • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

            Not every month, only this December.
            Yes, I think the activation rate can’t go up forever. At one point market will become saturated.
            And 22 month upgrade time is US specific. In other countries it’s significantly different. People mostly buying phones themselves for the full price.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro??

          • Anonymous

            Some people buy phones off contract… plus, tech enthusiats with a lot of money usually buy different devices frequently. The number is believable.

      • Anonymous

        I also think these numbers are massaged….you are not alone.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for this!

    • jbonics

      wrong wrong wrong. example. you have a activated phone that counts as 1 rite. ok i steal your phone take it to my boy at metro pcs and he has software that lets me activate your locked stolen brick on there network, giving the phone a new identity and when its activated its as if it were a new phone never activated before. so that one device has been counted twice. im not saying its rite buy the numberd do lie. noobs you have been schooled. 

  • Anonymous

    Are these all NEW activations?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, and they do NOT count things like Kindle Fire, Nook Chinese forked versions etc. It’s only devices with Google services.

      • Anonymous

        That’s a lot of Robot(o)

  • Carl W.

    thats insane! I wonder how many apple deactivations take place a day.

  • Zebra

    700,000 new activations? Because I activate mine every couple months when I reset and switch to a different ROM.

    • gregwilliams

      exactly

      • Anonymous

        Even if that is how they did it (which they don’t, refer to bigrob60’s comment) rooters are about 1% of the Android user base at best. So they really wouldn’t make a huge difference.

    • evil-doer

      they only count unique activations per hardware device.

  • Alemonator

    But is this counting the crap load of people flashing new roms?

    • Anonymous

      I would take a guess that the crap tone of people flashing new ROMS is about 1% of the user base.

    • Anonymous

      No, it’s not. Andy clarified that.

  • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

    I’m sorry, I am sure I could be wrong, but I don’t see anyway this is true or possible.  

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      You think Andy is lying? I don’t think so.
      But activation is just an activation, it’s not a device sale.

      • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

        not necessarily lying but just do the math over time and you quickly realize that 255,500,000 people are NOT activating new devices a year.  

        • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

          700,000 device/day activation rate was only in December. It was twice less than that in the beginning of the year. It’s not necessarily be the same next year – December is a holiday month and sales and activations are probably peaking. Let’s say 400,000 device/day rate was average this year (I’m just speculating). Why do you think it’s not possible to activate 140 millions new Android devices this year in the whole world?

          • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

            I guess I am skeptical because according to Google the numbers have never fallen back down, every couple months it rises by atleast a hundred thousand.  No question Android has become a dominant force but I just don’t buy it being this many without seeing more concrete proof.  Like I said before, I could be wrong though!  

          • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

            I don’t know what proof Google can deliver, really. I bet these numbers are calculated by running some report over their internal database of devices.

          • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

            yeah not sure either, I can’t prove them wrong haha but it’s just hard to believe is all.  Definitely not saying it’s not possible though.  

    • http://twitter.com/MR_TAJ_MAHAL88 TAJ MAHAL

      HOW NOT SINCE THERE IS ABOUT 330 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US WITH ANDROID ON ABOUT EVERY MARKET FROM VERIZON ALL THE WAY DOWN TO PRE-PAID IT ADDS UP…

      • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

        umm there are only 311 million people in the USA and not all of them have Android devices 

        • Anonymous

          According to CNET the world has hit 5 billion cellphone subscriptions… You also have to take into account a return customer who activates a new Android device.

        • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

          There are other countries in the world, not only US

          • http://twitter.com/JefFullerMyself Jeff Fuller

            thanks Stan because I didn’t know that already!  I was only replying to him saying that 330 million people in the US have Android devices when there are not even 330 million people in the US.  

    • LionStone

      Think outside the box… 

  • Anonymous

    Would love to see some support behind this number, I really don’t see how it’s possible.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      I bet the support would look something like that: select count(*) from AndroidDevices where ActivationDate = getdate()

    • http://twitter.com/chrisleighton3 Chris Leighton

      Jesus Christ, you’re dumb.  I scroll through the comments and I see like 5 from you going “HURR I DUN BELIEVE IT”. It’s true, idiot.

      • Guest

        he’s definitely not the sharpest crayon in the box!!  funny how he hates this site so much but he’s here all the time crying like a little bitch.  sounds like a sad life to me!!

    • Guest

      you a dick bro??

  • Desamation

    What’s the updated ratio between iOS device sales and Android device sales?