During today's press conference held by Google, Motorola, and Verizon, Google revealed that 160,000 Android devices are being activated per day.
If the gravity of that escapes you, let me draw comparisons to the record-breaking sales of the iPhone and iPad:
- Excluding the iPhone 4 launch, Apple averages approximately 246,000 phone sales per week
- Mac sales are estimated to be 110,000 units per week
- iPad sales are estimated to be 200,000 per week
Extrapolate the 160,000 Android device activations per day and you come up with 1,120,000 Android activations per week - that's more than twice the combined total for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
It's even more amazing when you factor in just how fast the number of activations has increased. On May 20, Android activations clocked 100,000 per day (that's a 60% increase in just over a month.) Better still, with phones like the Droid X and variations of the Samsung Galaxy coming, I certainly think that number could continue to grow exponentially for the foreseeable future.[Sources: Engadget x3 - 1, 2, 3]