Google’s Andy Rubin Says 3.7 Million Android Devices Activated During Christmas Weekend

A big congrats to Google’s Andy Rubin announcing this morning via a Google+ posting that Android activations eclipsed 3.7 million during Christmas weekend. Stated another way, between December 24th and 25th, Android saw a whopping 3.7 million Android devices activated.

“There were 3.7M Android activations on 12/24 and 12/15. Congrats team-Android.” The boom in Android growth has also led to the Android Market passing 10 billion downloads earlier this month.

These numbers were boosted by big areas of growth in South Korea, Sweden and Spain.  Google has seen incredibly impressive growth in the Android platform over the past 16 months going from 200,000 activations a day in August 2010, then hitting 500,000 activation in June and as of December 21st, hitting 700,000 activations per day. Android does however remain behind the iPhone in terms of average apps per device with just 53 apps against the iPhone’s 83.

Pretty good stuff Andy, something to keep you smiling into the New Year.


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