More than 900,000 Android devices being activated daily

More than 900,000 Android devices being activated daily

More than 900,000 Android devices are being activated each day, Google's senior VP of mobile has claimed.

Andy Rubin disclosed the latest statistic, which covers both handsets and tablets, on Twitter, and denied suggestions he could leave the digital giant. At Mobile World Congress in February, Google revealed that more than 850,000 devices were being activated daily.

Rubin's claim is backed by recent figures, which show Android's dominance of the smartphone market. According to data from research firm IDC, the Android OS runs on almost six out of every 10 smartphones. Worldwide shipments of Android devices surged 145% to 89.9 million during the first quarter of 2012.

Cynics may view Rubin's disclosure as an attempt to overshadow Apple's developer conference, which gets underway in San Francisco today (11 June). Apple is expected to reveal its latest mobile operating system, iOS 6 at the event, while rumours abound that CEO Tim Cook could show off the latest version of the iPhone.

Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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