No other technology has grown faster than Android [Infographic]


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.

Hit the break for the full infographic.


source: Technology Review
via: Phone Arena

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

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  • JPB

    Android finally made Linux the most adopted core OS.

    • Jason D. Melton

      Android is BASED on Linux. It is not Linux based. Meaning, its is like Linux but does not hold a Linux core. Although some Linux kernels have been used, mostly with aftermarket ROMS if I’m not mistaken.