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This article was published on July 24, 2013

Google announces 70m tablet activations, claims 1 in every 2 tablets sold in 2013 runs Android

Google announces 70m tablet activations, claims 1 in every 2 tablets sold in 2013 runs Android
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Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

Today at a press event hosted by Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai, Google revealed that there have been 70 million Android tablet activations to date. Google also detailed that, in the first half of 2013, so far one in every two tablets sold globally is based on Android.

Pichai also shared, perhaps unimpressively given its generally perceived popularity in comparison to other Android tablets, that the Nexus 7 “makes up at least 10% of all Android tablets sold.” He went to say that the Nexus 7 was “the single highest selling tablet in all of Japan during the holiday season.”

Google used the following chart to tout Android tablet activation growth:

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At this event, everything from an updated Nexus 7 to an Airplay competitor, dubbed Chromecast, was rumored. Google live-streamed the event, and you can watch it here.

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