Google: Android to Hit 1 Billion Activations by Years End - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 17 April 2013 / 2,948 Views
Google chairman Eric Schmidt spoke in a talk at the AllThingD's Dive into Mobile conference. He said Android is on track to reach one billion activations in six to nine months, or by the end of the year. He also expects the OS to hit two billion in one to two years.
"Our goal with Android is to reach everyone," said Schmidt. "We’ll cross one billion Android devices in six to nine months. In a year or two, we’ll hit two billion."
Schmidt stated that the goal of two billion will happen mainly due to the sale of inexpensive smartphones in Asia. He says that the low-end smartphones will only get cheaper in the next few years and it will be used as a primary way to browse the internet.
"If low-end smartphones are inexpensive now, imagine just how inexpensive they’ll be a few years from now. … A relatively inexpensive smartphone with a browser is all you need to get the world’s information. And that’s how we’re going to hit the next billion devices."