Verizon wasn't letting users activate and use the new Google Nexus 7 tablet on their network. Instantly many were fired up and getting out the pitchforks, but it sounds like it wasn't all their fault. Their usual 4G LTE certification process is in the final stages, and once complete, the Nexus 7 will be all set to rock out with Verizon LTE speeds.
Google, and he's just started sharing some interesting numbers. While we're expecting the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and much more, he's talking numbers. Confirming there is now over 70 million tablets running Android.
Google today, they've been making plenty of cash. While we'll talk more on that later, we wanted to mention some Android numbers because as usual Larry was on the earnings call shouting them out. I'm just excited to know that soon enough Android will reach that magical 1 billion point. That's impressive!
Google announced that nearly 500 million Android devices had been activated to date, and at a rate of nearly 1.3 million a day. Today along with the news that Andy Rubin will be stepping down as head of Android, Larry Page also threw in a new number for us to boast - and it's a big one!
Verizon, they love touting their huge 4G LTE network, as well as the Android phones that go with it. It isn't too surprising then that between June and August of this year, Android devices accounted for around half of all device activations on Verizon. That's a lot of Android phones.
Andy Rubin, Android smartphones are now being activated 700,000 times in a single day. In the big scheme of things, that shows amazing growth. The OS is quite popular, but growing from 550,000 daily activations in July to 700K is incredible! It was estimated that we may be at 1 million activations a day by October 20th, but it undoubtedly digressed from the projected path.
550,000. That way way back on July 14th. Now analyst Michael DeGusta predicts that the number could reach as high as one million devices worldwide every day before the end of October. That's a growth of nearly double in less than ninety days.
just recently posted, Larry Page has shared a few details about what we all here at Android Community call the Android Army. Larry mentioned that Android is now seeing huge numbers and is getting around 550,000 activations daily -- daily!