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Google report: Android activations soar to 850K each day

androidlogo022412_optBY ADRIENNE VOGT

New activations for Android devices have skyrocketed to 850,000 daily, Google SVP Andy Rubin revealed in a blog post. 

There are more than 300 million devices around the world running the open-source Android platform for smartphones and tablets. Rubin also said that the Android Market now hosts 450,000 apps, a leap from 150,000 this time last year. 

"With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250% ... these numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem," Rubin said.

In June 2011, Rubin tweeted that the number of Android activations was 500,000, according to Mashable. 

But given its growth, will the flexibility of Android ever allow it to take over Apple's iOS? Probably not — at least for now. iOS devices accounted for 71 percent of total activations in the last quarter of 2011, according to Good Technology's analysis.

And even though Android tripled its number of apps available, Apple's App Store has 550,000 apps, with unofficial estimates as high as 725,000, Mashable says.


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