Android activations hit 500 million global milestone

Google has given us a new statistic to go alongside its regular daily activations figures, revealing that it’s now reached the incredible milestone of seeing 500 million Android devices activated around the world. That’s half a billion. Or, to put it in layman’s terms, ABSOLUTELY SHITLOADS OF THE THINGS.

The number comes from Google employee Hugo Barra, who stuck it up on his G+ page overnight. Here are a small selection of that 500,000,000:


And with tablet adoption rocketing thanks to the super-cheap models AND the amazing rise of Samsung around the world, it won’t be long until we’re counting Android users by the billion.