Google’s Android operating system’s rapid growth is continuing to skyrocket with more than 700,000 devices being now activated daily, it has been revealed.
Android founder and overseer Andy Rubin announced the astonishing feat this week, along with news that November also saw the awakening of the 200 millionth Android operated kit, reaching the landmark figure in a little over three years. To put the numbers into perspective, there were 500,000 Android activations a day just three months ago.
However, it's not been all plain sailing for the platform, which has been hampered by lawsuits over alleged patent violations, with major manufacturing partners facing ban on the sale of some of the best-selling Android products.
Samsung is currently embroiled in a legal tug of war with Apple, while HTC was found guilty earlier this week of infringing on at least one of Apple’s patents that will see some of its products banned from import in the US.
Fragmentation has been another thorn on its side, with difficulties in updating older devices continuing to be a source of frustration for many users.
That said, there can be no doubt that even with its drawbacks, Android has made great strides in the mobile space and is definitely the OS to watch out for in the New Year.
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