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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activations per day?
by Jesuspower on Mon 27th Feb 2012 16:11 UTC
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and how many of these are people replacing a previous android phone?

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RE: activations per day?
by zima on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 19:08 in reply to "activations per day?"
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And how many of all brands are people replacing a previous phone?

Anyway, it doesn't change anything, phones tend to be handed down within family and such (all types of them, not only Androids; but that's certainly the case for all known by me Android handsets in my ~surroundings which were "retired").
Actually, Android mobiles quite possibly have their 2nd (or 3rd...) life more often than, say, iOS ones - just by the virtue of the former seeing relatively more uptake in the "impoverished" (or smth) places, where people tend to be more frugal (quite likely not even on contract - that's the rule, majority of 5+ billion mobile subscribers uses prepaid)

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