Apr, 14 2011

Today during their Q1 earnings call, Google’s Jeff Huber provided some insight onto the current state of Android activations and app installs. The number of devices activated daily equals some 350,000 handsets. And with all of these activations the number of app installs from the Android Market have increased by 50 percent since the final quarter of 2010. App installs now sit at 3 billion.

Also out of the earnings call: the actual earnings. Google pulled in a gross revenue of $8.58 billion across all of their ventures, a 27 percent increase over the first quarter of 2010. It is less than what analysts expected, with decreased profits being attributed to Google’s growing work force, now 28 percent larger than it was last year, and spending on recent acquisitions and investments.