Upcoming Motorola phones are “phenomenal”: Eric Schmidt

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that the upcoming Motorola smartphones are “phenomenal.” He went on to further praise them and said “think of them as phones-plus.”

Well, Google is really raising our expectations for these upcoming Moto phones, which probably include the much-rumoured X Phone from the company.

He did not add much about these phones, but he did share some statistics about Android activations.Android devices

According to Schmidt, there are currently around 1.5 million Android devices activated each day, which is up from the last reported 1.3 million count. He also added that the total activations should cross 1 billion by the end of year.

Here’s a timeline of Android device activations till now

  • April 16, 2013: 1.5 million devices
  • September 5, 2012: 1.3 million devices
  • June 27, 2012 1,000,000 devices
  • Feb 27, 2012: 850,000 devices
  • Dec21, 2011: 700,000 devices
  • July 15, 2011: 550,000 devices
  • June 28, 2011: 500,000 devices
  • May 10, 2011: 400,000 devices
  • Feb 24, 2011: 350,000 devices
  • Dec 9, 2010: 300,000 devices
  • Aug 4, 2010: 200,000 devices

In addition, he stated that currently Android devices are being offered by 320 carriers in 160 countries.

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