Andy Rubin Announces 900,000 Android Activations a Day
Ahead of rival Apple’s WWDC developer conference, Android head Andy Rubin turned to Twitter to announce his platform’s stats and to debunk some rumors. According to Rubin’s tweet, he will be staying with Google and has no plans to leave, dispelling an earlier rumor propagated by Robert Scoble. Additionally, Rubin also announced in the same tweet that there are over 900,000 Android devices activated each day, up from the 850,000 activations announced a few months ago at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
While iOS fans will have a lot to be excited for this week with Apple’s WWDC developer conference under way, Android fans will get their own conference later in the month. Android will be the focus of Google’s I/O developer conference this year, and Rubin turned to his company’s own social network, Google+, to say ‘see you on the 27th,’ alluding to Google I/O’s kick-off date, The Verge reported.
We’ll have to wait and see if Apple will announce stats regarding iOS activations at WWDC this year.
With nearly a million Android devices being activated, Android is maturing, but there’s still room for growth. With connected homes, connected cars, smart watches, and smart appliances, there are still a multitude of devices where Google can place Android in beyond smartphones and tablets today.