John Paczkowski

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Android Activations More Than Doubled in Past Year

Some big numbers were uncrated onstage at Google I/O today. During the event’s opening keynote this morning, Hugo Barra, director of product management for Android, said 400 million Android devices have been sold so far, and one million Android devices are activated each day.

That’s some impressive growth. Announcing similar metrics at last year’s I/O keynote, Google said it was activating less than half that: 400,000 Android devices a day. And just a few weeks ago, Google’s senior mobile VP Andy Rubin said Android was at about 900,000 activations each day.

“We’re activating about 12 new Android devices every second of every day,” Barra said. “Four hundred million is a pretty huge number, but we’re definitely not slowing down.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik