Google CEO Confirms 1.5 Million Android Devices Activated Daily

July 18, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

So you remember back at Google I/O when Sundar Pichai announced that we have over 900 million Android devices activated? Well we’re getting very close to 1 billion. During today’s conference call for Google’s Q2 earnings, Larry Page confirmed that we are sitting at 1.5 Million Android devices activated daily. I wonder how many are Samsung devices?

Page reiterated that over 900 million Android devices have been activated since being introduced back in 2008 on the G1. These are some huge numbers, especially considering a little over a year ago at Google I/O 2012, Google announced 400 million Android devices had been activated. That means Android’s growth has more than doubled in a year. So Google and Android’s domination continues. Almost makes you wonder if we’ll see that 1 billion milestone before their July 24th event in San Francisco.

During the earnings call, Google also announced that Motorola had brought in about $998 million in revenue for the quarter, and they also said that they are quite happy with the progress that they’ve made with the company. They also teased the new Droid line and the Moto X even more. Saying they have some great line of devices coming soon, so stay tuned. We also posted Google’s Q2 2013 earnings already, and Google saw a 19% increase in revenue over Q2 2012.

The earnings call is ongoing right now. And once we hear more from various executives, if it’s anything interesting, we’ll be sure to post it. Maybe someone will slip up and say something about Android 4.3, Nexus 7 2 or the Moto X. It’s happened before with Sprint’s Q2 earnings last year they announced the Photon Q.

So 1.5 million Android devices activated per day. Holy cow that’s a lot of devices. How many of you are surprised by this number? I’m certainly not surprised, but I am surprised that it’s still rising at a big pace. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.