April 16, 2013 10:37am
Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, has confirmed to the press that the company is activating 1.5 million Android devices every day. That insanely high number speaks to the huge growth of the platform in developing nations in addition to existing markets like North America. With flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming soon, this year looks to further catalyze Android’s lead over iOS in the global market share race.
Schmidt made these remarks during All Things D’s Dive Into Mobile conference, where he stated that Android has 700,000 apps available. The number of activations has ticked up slightly from 1.3 million earlier this year and 1.4 million last month, though the percentage increase appears to be plateauing.
The vocal CEO also stated he believes there will be one billion Android phones in the world by the end of the year, up from a projected 750 million stated some time ago.