I remember when I bought my first Android phone, the original DROID. I grabbed it the day it was launched, and at that time, I knew Android was going to be pretty special. But I never thought it would grow as fast as it did. It’s pretty mind boggling when you think about it. Back in September, Sundar Pichai announced there were a total of 1 billion Android activations. That was achieved in a little over 5 years.
According to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, no other technology grew as fast. The closest would be Facebook and iOS. Facebook achieved 1 billion users, but it took them nearly 9 years to do it. iOS hasn’t even hit 1 billion yet. They are sitting at roughly 700 million after nearly 6 years.
One thing to keep in mind is Google+, which didn’t make this infographic. Google+ is now a little over 2 years old and already has over 540 million active users. This is a faster pace than Android, so we are likely to see a new crowned king by early 2015.
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