1 million Android devices sold every day, 400m in total

1 million people get a new Android phone or tablet every day -- and a total of 400 million Android devices have been sold so far.

A million people get a new Android phone or tablet every day. As Google unveils the new version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean , the search giant reveals that a total of 400 million Android devices have been sold so far.

That's a lot of phones. This time last year , the Big G said it was activating 400,000 Android phones each day, so it's a big jump.

Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and HTC One X are leading the charge, but there are Android phones available at almost any size and almost any price -- for a smart phone anyway.

The Samsung Galaxy S and S2 alone have sold 50 million -- and that's not including the S3, which is expected to sell 10 million by the end of July. No wonder Android is outselling the iPhone .

Google revealed the nugget of information at Google I/O, the annual developer conference in San Francisco. The Big G also unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean , the latest version of Android software for phones and tablets, and the Google Nexus 7 tablet .

Jelly Bean will be available for selected phones in mid-July.

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