These numbers don't add up. By this count, Google activated 500,000 phones in the last year. If that is the case, and Samsung is the only company really selling any phones, they should be selling nearly 100,000 phones per quarter and that is not happening.
It is the something for nothing Google loving crowd that has brought this to bare. Since people are stealing their products by copying and with the recent events where Google and others are copying IP and the courts seem to think you can't protect software, they are locking you in by a subscription model that requires a commitment to their software and their continued development.
the funny part is some features have been available on the iPhone for years. Bump is just one app with functionality like S beam. It only been out since 2011. The current version even works with computers too.