Android hits 500 million global activiations

Over 1.3 million devices added every day

Google has announced its Android operating system has hit 500 million golbal device activations with 1.3 million new handsets added every day

Hugo Barra, Google's Director of Product Management dropped the announcement on Google+ this morning - accompanyed by a sunny picture of the Jelly Bean statue outside Google's Mountain View HQ.

The milestone is a steady improvement from the announcement of 300 million Android activations back in February and 400 million at June's Google I/O conference.

Recently Android has been able to take advantage of a dip in sales as potential iPhone buyers hold out for the iPhone 5. Of course, the next few months could be a different story after Apple's announcement tonight.

Via: The Verge