Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 12:30 UTC
Google "Each and every day, we are humbled by the trajectory of Android and our partners. With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem." Andy Rubin clarified the numbers - activations are only counted once per device ID, and devices without Google services, such as the Kindle Fire, are not counted. Of these 300 million devices, 12 million are tablets - in other words, Apple has very little to fear at this point. Then again, Android on smartphones started out that way as well.
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And the deactivations?
by shotsman on Mon 27th Feb 2012 18:37 UTC
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You can add one to that total.

I got rid on my HTC Sensation just before Christmas and have liberated myself by going back to a Nokia 6310( I've had this for years)

I really tried to like it but frankly it sucked big time especially compared to the iPhone 4 that my company gave me before that.
In the end, I decided that as I didn't use all this fancy Social Networking stuff, I really couldn't justify phone.

I have a netbook with a 3G USB stick for any net access I need while on the move.

Two months on, and I've started to enjoy the freedom of not being 'connected' to the internet etc 24/7.
It is addictive you know.

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