700,000 Android handsets and tablets activated each day

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AndroidGoogle have revealed that 700,000 devices packing their Android mobile OS are now being activated every single day.

Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, took to the search giant’s social network Google+ to reveal the figures.

“There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day,” he posted

When probed further by his followers on the network, Rubin revealed:

“We count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”

It’s a massive jump in just a few months from the figure of 400,000 activations per day back in May of this year, resulting in an incredible 200 million devices in total being activated by November 2011.

And these figures are surely set to rise even more quickly in 2012. With the gradual roll-out of Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the OS first seen in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android is quick becoming the dominant force in the smartphone sphere.

Gerald Lynch