Android device activations are continuing to rise, the platform’s head honcho has revealed, despite a lukewarm reception to tablets running Google’s OS.
According to a Tweet from Andy Rubin, who founded Android way back when, the number of Android powered tablets and smartphones being activated daily has hit a whopping 500,000.
The figures represent massive growth for the platform, in light of the fact that six months ago the daily activation figure was 400,000.
Rubin’s claim comes as Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt brushed off the weak sales showing for Android slates, such as the massively under-performing Motorola Xoom, and affirmed that he expects Android tablets to emulate the success of smartphones soon.
Weighing up Android tablets’ chances against the iPad, he said: “We’re two years into this journey and a year ago I kept saying Android would happen and it did, and with tablets we will see something similar.
“Tablets in the Android space have really only just happened in the last six months, there are big enough markets and there won’t be just one winner.”