Hugo Barra, Google's director of product management for Android, just announced on Google+ that Android devices have officially hit the 500 million install milestone. That number sounds huge until you consider that 1.3 million phones and other devices are being activated daily

The folks on the Android team should be proud, and we'd all like to extend our congratulations to them on this feat. I'm sure many of you guys feel the same, so let 'em know how much we love them in the comments!

Source: +Hugo Barra

There are 17 comments

Small_law says:

Andy Rubin tweeted it as well. Just to get some numbers out before Rex Manning Day tomorrow.

shamatuu says:

Team Android forever! Booyah.

TauSigmaNova says:

Android forever <3


Android FTW!!!

kajii says:

Android is amazing and Google should be proud!

Incubus123 says:

Imagine, a year from now we will basically be at one billion!

Eric Rossman says:

A big thanks to Google. :)

Jowlah says:

One of the bright spots in my life is the day I bought my first Android phone, the HTC Droid Incredible. I'm now in tow with the Galaxy S III and couldn't be happier. As far as I'm concerned, although it is all about choice, I choose Android and will never look back. :-)

ChrisFricke says:

Me too! I loved my DInc up until it died... about a month before I bought the SGS3.

Google you rock!

jivegirl14 says:

I love my Samsung Galaxy SIII. What an amazing phone. Way to go Android. Thank you!

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Mikey47 says:

This is what kills me. Android is activating 1.3 million devices a day, there are 500 million devices are installed. Yet, this tiny company called Apple is going to announce a new phone tomorrow and they say it will sell 6 to 10 million in the first week. Media are all falling all over themselves anointing Apple as the undisputed leader. Yet while Apple is selling those 6 to 10 million iPhones, there will be 9.1 million Android phones activated.

How can Apple be "winning"? Maybe the iPhone is winning as a device against individual Android devices, but as a whole Android is demolishing iOS.

DaEXfactoR says:

Love being a part of this phenomenon!!! The Android community is the best!!! All the devs and the modding community totally kick ass!! And cant forget the folks over at the Googs. Congratulations to the Android Team!!! Android for life!!!

NateBoii says:

Hahaha! Love it, thats freakin awesome...keep it coming, android ftmfw! Even if apple had better
numbers, I still wouldn't want an iphone. Android
Just fits and works perfect for me and my needs.

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NewYorkChic says:

The Galaxy S lll is awesome!!!