August 5, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Multiple research groups recently crowned Android as the top mobile OS in Q2 2010, and it’s easy to see why. There are 200,000 new Android activations each day. That’s 1 million per work week. About 6 million per month. 73 million per year.
The uptick in Android activations is definitely thanks to the seasonal rise in recent smartphone releases. Android may not be able to carry this growth the entire year, but the number of activations was 100,000 just a few months ago. Do we dare think that there could be 300,000 daily activations by the time we enter the holiday season, a period in which we could see more Android devices that attract new customers or convert users of other platforms?
The latest figures come courtesy of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who was ecstatic to talk about Android’s growth at a recent interview session with journalists. Schmidt cited devices like the Droid X and Samsung Galaxy as signs of the growth, and he doesn’t seem to think things will down any time soon.