There will be one billion Android devices-smartphones and tablets-in use within a year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said. Schmidt made the prediction during an interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at the 92nd Street Y in New York Wednesday night. Google is activating 1.3 million Android devices a day. “Do the math,” Schmidt said. ~ via Business Insider

John Kirk writes for TechPinions, “All right, Mr. Schmidt. I’ll do the math. Activations are only part of the equation. The numbers that you keep conveniently not telling us are margins, revenues and profits. Activations without those numbers are meaningless. Market share without those numbers are meaningless. You want us to do the math, Mr. Schmidt? Your numbers – without context – are mathematically meaningless.”

“Now I have no doubt that Android has margins, has revenues, has profits. I have no doubt that Android is making money,” Kirk writes. “What I SERIOUSLY doubt is just how much money Android is making. You want us to take you seriously, Mr. Schmidt? Tell us those numbers… When a company has favorable numbers, they shout them from the mountain tops. When a company has numbers that are unfavorable, they remain stoically silent… When a company says nothing about a product’s profits, they are telling us something. And that something is not good. Their silence speaks volumes.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "David G." and "Dave Thornton" for the heads up.]