Android activations reach 900k daily, claims Google bigwig

Mind-Googling mobile numbers as Android reportedly hits 900k activations daily

Google bigwig claims that almost 1m Android-based devices are being activated each day, giving the search giant a 59 share in the market

A tweet from Andy Rubin, who heads up smartphone development at Google, today revealed some impressive Android stats and denied that he was planning to resign from Google to pursue other projects, despite rumours suggesting otherwise.

The resignation rumour was started by US technology blogger Robert Scoble who posted on Google+ that Rubin would be leaving Android to run a new start-up company called CloudCar.

The company is run by friends of the Android creator and has recently been accommodated in Rubin’s start-up program in California - although it is unclear whether he will have any further involvement.

As well as quashing rumours, the tweet happily announced that over 900k devices running Google’s OS are activated every day – which works out at an impressive 625 new gadgets-per-minute.

This has risen considerably since last year, when it was reported that the number of Android activations was 700k per day.

Google currently holds the largest market share of the mobile arena, although a recent prediction from market research company IDC foresaw Android losing its grip as Windows Phone gained popularity, overtaking iOS by 2016.

Words: Aaron Brown