Google is targeting one million Android activations per day next year, an influential analyst has claimed, as it looks to clean up in the smartphone space.
Last week, Android head honcho Andy Rubin revealed that a whopping 500,000 devices powered by the OS are being switched on every day. That was up from a figure of 400,000 just over six months ago, as the platform's phenomenal recent growth continues unabated.
However, if the meta-well connected Eldar Murtazin of Mobile Review is to believed, the search giant is far from satisfied with that showing.
According to the editor-cum-industry-analyst, who didn't disclose any sources for his information, Google is banking on a combination of lower-end devices and all-singing, all-dancing blockbuster blowers to help it double its current rate by next year.
Murtazin tweeted: “Almost 0.5 mln Android phones sold every day. Google hope to activate 1 mln phones in Oct2011. For instance, Nokia sold 1 mln S40 per day.”
The typically loose-lipped smartphone sage also claimed that of the half a million devices Google is activating every day right now, just one per cent are tablets.