Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:30 UTC
Google Eric Schmidt has done a talk at Dive Into Mobile today, and knowing Schmidt, we're in for quotable stuff. First, Android activations are up to 1.5 million per day now - which is insane. That's one The Netherlands every eleven days. Or, what takes Windows Phone a holiday quarter, Android does in four days. Schmidt also touched upon Facebook Home; a journalist asked him a question about it, referencing a Microsoft statement about Google most likely wanting to block Home, and in reply, Schmidt called Home a "tremendous endorsement" of Android's Play Store strategy.
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Not accurate
by twitterfire on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:28 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I've reinstalled cyanogenmod on two phones using different gmail addresses each time and installed another firmware on my tablet using another gmail address.

Maybe I signed in google servers about 10 times with different emails after os reinstalls. So maybe they count it as 10 activations if they don't use some form of hardware id.

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RE: Not accurate
by ichi on Tue 16th Apr 2013 19:29 in reply to "Not accurate"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I've reinstalled cyanogenmod on two phones using different gmail addresses each time and installed another firmware on my tablet using another gmail address.

Maybe I signed in google servers about 10 times with different emails after os reinstalls. So maybe they count it as 10 activations if they don't use some form of hardware id.


I'm not 100% sure but I think they at some time stated that they were counting each device only once no matter if it was flashed or resold, so I guess they would be using the IMEI or some hardware based ID.

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RE: Not accurate
by hackbod on Tue 16th Apr 2013 19:37 in reply to "Not accurate"
hackbod Member since:
2006-02-15

"...and for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don't count re-sold devices), and "activations" means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

https://plus.google.com/112599748506977857728/posts/Kkjf8oESTZs

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RE: Not accurate
by gilboa on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:00 in reply to "Not accurate"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

*Even* if they don't use any type of hardware ID (IMEI, MAC, etc), people such as yourself count for 0.0000.....000% of the total activation.

Case of point, both me and a fairly large number of Android users around replace ROMs on a regular basis. This is the first time I heard about someone that also replaces the registration gmail address with each ROM.

Futhermore, given the fact that play/gmail combination helps you re-install your previous applications automatically (leaving you only the fairly small task of restoring "data" for a small number of applications), I can't really see the a wide use-case for using a different gmail address for each ROM...

- Gilboa

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RE: Not accurate
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 10:17 in reply to "Not accurate"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Does it show as 10 different devices on your Google Play page? I bet not.

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