Monday, February 27, 2012

Find: Andy Rubin: 850k Android activations a day, 300m total devices, 12m tablets

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Google is now activating 850 thousand Android devices a day, bringing the platform to some 300 million total devices — including 12 million tablets. That's according to Andy Rubin, who clarified the numbers in a meeting with reporters earlier today: he said that Google only counts activations once per device ID and doesn't "chop things up" when users reset or sell their phones. Devices like the Kindle Fire that don't include Google services aren't included in the numbers — Rubin said that Samsung's larger Galaxy Tabs are the most popular tablets counted. As far as apps, Rubin noted that there are now some 450 thousand apps in Android Market, up from 160 thousand a year ago.

Rubin also said that Nexus devices aren't huge sellers, but...

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