Google “Plays” With Android Activation Numbers

by John Kirk   |   April 16th, 2013

“…there are now 1.5 million Android devices being activated every day, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday. That’s led to more than 750 million Android phones currently in use.” ~ Erica Ogg, Gigaom

Google changed their methodology to only count user visits to the Google Play store when determining which versions of Android are in use. So exactly how many of those 1.5 million daily activations and 750 million overall activated units have actually connected to the Google play store?

Google isn’t saying.

Now why do you suppose that is?

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John Kirk

John R. Kirk is a recovering attorney. He has also worked as a financial advisor and a business coach. His love affair with computing started with his purchase of the original Mac in 1985. His primary interest is the field of personal computing (which includes phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops) and his primary focus is on long-term business strategies: What makes a company unique; How do those unique qualities aid or inhibit the success of the company; and why don’t (or can’t) other companies adopt the successful attributes of their competitors?