Monday, 11 June 2012

900,000 new Android devices activated each day

There are close to a million Android handsets being activated every day, according to Android chief Andy Rubin. This number appeared on his Twitter feed earlier today. Rubin doesn't post to the account often and when he does, it's usually to announce something.
The 900,000 figure is certainly impressive, and it suggests that Android's momentum is growing at a consistent pace. On Dec 2010, Rubin announced that 300,000 phones were being activated each day, a year later on Dec 21, he tweeted that the number was now 700,000.
Today's tweet indicates a growth figure of 200,000, and if the trend continues, we will see about 1.1 million Android devices being activated daily at the end of the year.
Lastly, in the same tweet, Rubin also mentioned that he has "no plans to leave Google", putting to restearlier rumors that he was leaving for a new startup called CloudCar.

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