Mobile Devices

April 18, 2013

Google: 1.5M Android Devices Activated Every Day

Google CEO Eric Schmidt touted Android’s success earlier in the week when speaking at AllThingsD’s “Dive Into Mobile” conference. At this particular discussion, the Internet guru said there are now more than 1.5 million Android devices activated every day, meaning more than 10 million new Android tablets and smartphones are being activated per week.

While those numbers are obviously pretty impressive, Schmidt has no intention of resting on his company’s laurels.

Google and Android’s goal, he said, is to reach everyone, and he’s serious; "We'll cross one billion Android devices in six to nine months," said Schmidt. At the moment, there are estimated to be about 750 million Android devices in the public domain. 

Schmidt said that in a year or two, his company will surely have two million devices out in the public.

Schmidt also has a plan for how Android is going to continue to grow in popularity and market reach. The CEO said his firm will focus on distributing low-end devices that don’t cost much to produce, or to purchase for the consumer, but operate on a sufficient Android OS that people will actually want to buy.

Google doesn’t have a whole lot of market share left to grab when it comes to the more mature markets, but if it can perfect a more basic Android phone, it can certainly penetrate the less mature markets in parts of East Asia.

This will mean continuing to release more and better high-end devices such as ‘phablets,’ and better tablets that companies like Motorola (owned by Google) is putting out.

The goal is the same, no matter how the company goes about it. Schmidt and Google want Android to be in as many places at once as possible.

Edited by Braden Becker

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