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500,000 Android Devices Activated Every Day

Google’s Android operating system just hit a big milestone, with more than 500,000 new devices activated every day.

Andy Rubin, Google’s vice president of mobile, posted the news on Twitter, adding that the rate of Android activations is growing by 4.4 percent every week. As GigaOM points out, Android hit the 400,000 activations per day milestone in May, compared with 100,000 daily activations a year ago. In other words, the little green robot is now growing faster than ever.
Here are few possible reasons for the growth:

AT&T shows Android some love

 

Without the comfort of iPhone exclusivity, AT&T has suddenly embraced Android with high-powered handsets like the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G. The carrier has committed to offering a dozen Android phones and tablets this year.

Tablets make a contribution

 

500,000 Android Devices Are Activated Every DayAndroid tablet sales have disappointed some manufacturers, but with Honeycomb tablets now on the market from Motorola, Samsung, LG, Acer and Asus, it’s safe to assume that Android is getting some kind of boost from tablet activations — meaningful or otherwise.

Smartphones explode

 

In general, the smartphone market is growing like crazy. In the first quarter of 2011, smartphone sales grew by 85 percent, according to Gartner, with Android claiming the biggest share of the market. As people move from feature phones to smartphones, activations are going to grow for all smartphone operating systems, including Android.

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