Tag Archive: Activated


Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Deal: Save $400 on Pixel 2 XL when activated on Verizon at Best Buy

The baby Pixel 2 need not apply.

We’ve seen quite a few deals on the Pixel 2 since its release last October, but a new one-day-only offer from Best Buy is one of the best yet.

As part of its President’s Day sale in the U.S., Best Buy is offering a $ 400 discount on the purchase of a Pixel 2 XL. You’ll need to activate the phone on Verizon in order to take advantage of this  [Read More…]

3.7 million Android devices activated over the Christmas weekend

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With Christmas all said and done for yet another year, it’s time for those at Google to start looking at the number of devices that got activated over the Holidays. Luckily, Andy Rubin anticipated our wondering and has given up the goods:

UPDATE: There were 3.7M Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25. Congrats team-android!

Also, as noted on his Google+ account from previously — “activations” means you go into a store, buy  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin says there are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin just let loose a new number on Google+, stating “There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day”.  That’s a whole lot of Android phones and tablets.  In fact, that’s 4,900,000 per week, 19,600,000 per month, and a whopping 235,200,000!  With Android currently having over 200 million active devices, that means we’ll be close to 500 million Android phones and tablets having been sold and activated by next December  [Read More…]

200 million Android devices have been activated globally; 550,000 new additions daily

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During Google’s big music event today, Google’s director of digital content for Android Jamie Rosenberg was eager to share the latest numbers on the amount of activated Android devices around the world, as well as how many are activated each and every day.

Back in May of this year, the official number of activated Android devices was 100 million. Now, just six months later, that number has doubled  [Read More…]