Google: half a million Android devices activated daily

At the Google I/O event earlier this year, Google shared some statistics about the growth rate of the Android mobile platform. At the time, the search giant said that approximately 400,000 new Android devices are activated every single day. The number of daily activations has since grown to 500,000, according to Andy Rubin, Google’s Android chief.

This represents a considerable increase from the 300,000 daily activation statistic that the company cited towards the end of 2010. The statistic reflects rising adoption of Google’s mobile platform. According to Rubin, Android activations are seeing a worldwide growth rate of 4.4 percent per week.

The breadth of hardware vendors shipping Android across a wide range of devices on many networks is a key factor that has contributed to Android’s popularity. The availability of the iPhone on Verizon’s network has apparently made a small dent in Android’s marketshare in the United States.  However, the platform remains strong and has continued its ascent.