Google chairman Eric Schmidt shared some headline-grabbing updates related to the Android platform during today’s unveiling of the refreshed Razr family by Motorola Mobility, now a Google division. Most notably, we learned that Google now counts a whopping 480 million Android devices in the wild.
That’s a cool 80 million units improvement over a total of 400 million activations announced at Google I/O on June 27-28 of this year. Yes, Android smartphones and tablets collectively outsell all iOS devices combined. Afraid? Don’t be, Google actually beat Apple on that metric back in June.
Daily activations surged from a million Android devices back in June to today’s number of 1.3 million daily activations. No matter how you look at it, that’s a very, very impressive figure, one proving there’s no shelter from the Android carpet bombing.
Tablets is the only device category where Google trails far behind Apple. According to Schmidt, the search Goliath is activating only 70,000 Android-driven tablets each day.
We don’t have up-to-date stats for Apple apart from the updates shared during June quarter’s conference call with investors:
• 410 million iPhones, iPads and iPod touches in the wild
• 150 million iCloud users
• 650,000 apps in App Store