Android activations surpass 900,000 per day, Google says
Andy Rubin, senior vice president and head of Mobile at Google, says Android™ activations have reached more than 900,000 devices per day, up from 850,000 in February.
Rubin delivered the message via Twitter, on which he also dispels rumors that he was planning to leave Google.
Rubin doesn't offer specifics about the numbers, though it is safe to assume the majority of Android activations are smartphones. Google has made progress in the tablet computer market, but such devices have not yet caught fire and proved seriously competitive.
Android's next milestone -- 1 million new activations per day -- may be a ways off as adoption seems to be plateauing. According to DigitalTrends, Google is likely to hit this number sometime in early 2013, though a boost from the tablet market could greatly accelerate Android's progress.
Android will have more competition in the coming months, however, as Microsoft® prepares to release its Windows® 8 for tablets and PCs. Expected to launch in fall 2012, Windows 8 could be a game-changer in the tablet market.