Google announces Android stats: 550,000 activations daily, 130 million devices total

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: July 14, 2011

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Today Google held its second quarter earnings call and, in between announcing things like revenue and staffing numbers, El Goog threw us a few stats concerning Android. First up, activations: Google CEO Larry Page announced that there are now 550,000 Android devices activated every day, which is 50,000 more than Google was seeing just a hair over two weeks ago. The number crunch doesn't stop there, though, as it's been revealed that Google's little green robot is now present on a total of 130 million devices.

Obviously all those products need something to download, and thankfully the Android Market has plenty of apps to offer. Google said that there are now 250,000 apps available in the Market, a number which doesn't include content from third-party app stores. To date, the Android Market has served up six billion app downloads.

Finally, Google touched a bit on its new social network, Google+. Larry Page said that the service now has 10 million registered users and that those users are sharing and receiving one billion items every day. One of the most popular features of Google+ is Circles, which allows a person to organize the people that he or she knows into different groups.

Those are all pretty impressive figures, and they really show how far Android has come since its arrival alongside the G1 way back in 2008. Apple's iOS may still have a bit of a lead in terms of total devices, but Android is far and away the market share leader here in the U.S. when it comes to the smartphone world. And now that it's got 550,000 devices being activated every day (and that number is always growing), Google's little robot doesn't appear to be slowing down.

Via TechCrunch (1), (2), IntoMobile