300k per day

Andy Rubin, the person at the top of the Android project, just tweeted that there are over 300,000 activations of Android phones per day, up a full 100k per day since Aug 2010.  Let's have a look at that number, shall we?

  • That's 2,100,000 weekly
  • Or 9,000,000 monthly
  • Or 109,500,000 yearly

That's a lot of phones, and we like it a whole lot.  Go Android! [@arubin


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Android activations now number over 300,000 daily, Andy Rubin tweets


When Steve Jobs asked that question last Septemebr, A Rubin answered:

"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."

ok, but how many are they selling and how many are they actually giving away for free thats the real question.

dont matter if its free or not its another android phone active...when was the last time they gave away free iphone's

1st of all i never mentioned iphoneor ios. 2nd they dont have to because its selling like crazy. its not about marketshare its about profits.

They're selling 12 phones per day and giving away the rest at a cost of say $150 each. That means they're losing $44,998,200 per day. Man, what are Google doing? Idiots!

The "free" phones cost nearly $2000 over their two-year contracts. The only truly free phones are from the North Pole. :)

Google actually loses money on each sale. They really do. They make their billions from the back end, ad placements.

The old joke was, "We lose money on every sale but we make it up in volume!"

Google really does.

What's that smell you ask? Jobs just cr@pped himself exclaiming incredulously and ranting "How can that many people want pr0n phones!!!"

Cue Apple MarCom spin in 3, 2, 1...

Good to hear. Seems Andy Rubin tweets when some nonsense in the media takes hold. Quite a lot of noise this week about Android sales slowing down ... this pretty much puts that one to rest ;)


Who would be dumb enough to say that? The comscore and Neilsen numbers obviously show that it isn't slowing down. It must be some of those Apple fanboy sites. I swear they just make up news to make the fanboys feel better about the money they wasted.

@storm14k fortune magazine had some data from google that said activations were down and that Android as an os had plateaued. Some pretty reliable sources claimed that. Good to hear that this isn't really true.

Android is ALL anybody is getting at my work! The new Guy has a iPhone 4, we make him eat lunch outside.

I always enjoy the fact that on TIPB I can view the videos in flash videos d while the iphone and ipad fans can't.