The number of Android activations is still rising, despite claims that the platform’s recent period of exponential growth is coming to an end.
According to Android/Google mover and shaker Andy Rubin, some 900,000 devices powered by the operating system are being activated daily. In December last year, the founder of Android revealed that the figure was 700,000. And a year before that it was a relatively paltry, but still impressive, 300,000.
Rubin, who as tradition now dictates disclosed Android’s latest numbers via his Twitter account and sadly is no relation to Def Jam founder Rick, also rubbished reports that he is leaving Google.
The search giant’s Senior Vice President of Mobile has recently been linked with a move to a little known start-up called CloudCar.
Rubin tweeted: “No plans to leave Google. Oh, and just for meme completeness -- there are over 900,000 android devices activated each day.”
News of Android’s prospects come after mobile industry analysts IDC recently forecasted that the operating system’s worldwide smartphone market share will peak this year at a little over 60 per cent.
IDC’s number crunchers predict that the big gainer in years to come will be Windows Phone, which they claim will command not far shy of 20 per cent of the market by 2016.