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Google: 400,000 Android Devices Activated Daily

Google announced yesterday at its annual I/O developer conference that more than 400,000 Android-based devices - which includes tablets and smartphones mainly - are being activated every day; that roughly amounts to 12m units per month or 36m per quarter.

Back in August 2010, Google's Eric Schmidt said that around 200,000 Android devices were being activated daily while at MWC, in Barcelona earlier this year, the quoted figure by the same Schmidt was 300,000.

This means that the rate of growth of Android subscriptions may be doubling in size every nine months three quarters or increasing by roughly a third every quarter.

Furthermore, more than 100 million Android products have been activated since its launch back in September 2008, which means that the platform is definitely picking up steam and may add another 100 million devices to this total by the year's end.

The figure is likely to irk Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, who said last year that he believed that Android activation figures included upgrades in the numbers, an accusation refuted by Google.

A spokesperson told Tech Fortune's Seth Weintraub back in September 2010, "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."