That's right, 300,000 a day. Pretty impressive number, wouldn't you say? Last week, Google's VP of Engineering Andy Rubin tweeted that stat via his account (ARubin). It's safe to say that Google has definitely emerged as Apple's top competition in the smart phone industry.
Breaking it down, 300,000 phones activated daily translates to 2.1 million phones every week and over 9 million phones every month. To give you a comparison: the latest numbers from iOS maker Apple (released in September 2010) revealed that there were over 230,000 new iOS activations happening every day.
It's important to pay attention to how these stats are phrased, too. Google's stats are speaking strictly about their phones, not taking into account Android tablets or other devices that run on the OS, whereas Apple's stats take into account iOS activations on all devices, including iPads and iPod Touches.
At any rate, Google is on pace to activate over 10 million phones per month, and that to us is a really impressive figure. With all those Android phones being activated, we have to assume that some of you are getting your hands on them which means that you'll probably have a extra phone you might not need anymore. If that's the case, you can sell us your used cell phone for a great price and come out with not only a fancy new Android phone, but also with some extra cash in your pocket. That's what you call a win-win situation.