Global Android Activations, Oct ’08 – Jan ’11

Watch Google’s mobile operating system conquer the world, one smartphone activation at a time.

A month ago, Google’s Android operating system became the world’s top OS for smartphones. How did that happen? Well, now you can see for yourself — courtesy of a stunning 3D data visualization of Android phone activations geolocated and plotted between October 2008 and January 2011. It’s slow in the beginning, but stick with it:

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