250 Million Android Devices in Use

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Recently Google CEO Larry Page revealed that 250 million Android devices are currently in use worldwide. This is 50 million more than the number that was reported just over two months ago. 3.7 Million of those Android devices were activated over 2011’s Christmas weekend. Now, on average, 700,000 Android phones and Android tablets are activated daily. The maths tells us that, on average, that’s a mind-blowing 8 Android devices per second.

Just back in November 2011, 550,000 devices a day were being activated. Android’s growth is phenomenal, so much so in fact, that it wasn’t long ago that we saw Android smartphones taking the lead in the US market.

Not only are mobile phones on the rise, but we are all using our phones and tablets much more than we used to as well. According to Flurry, Android users spend an average of 94 minutes per day using apps and 72 minutes browsing the mobile Web. That’s up from an average of 64 minutes per day browsing the web and 43 minutes per day in apps just last year.

It is quite obvious that Android continues to grow at a staggering rate, and it doesn’t seem like things will be slowing down any time soon.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.