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Google's Andy Rubin: More than 500,000 Android devices activated daily

June 28, 2011 | 11:11 am

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin, who runs Google's Android operating system unit, said Tuesday morning that more than 500,000 Android phones and tablets are currently being activated each day.

Rubin, whose title at Google is senior vice president of mobile, disclosed the new activation mark on Twitter -- a microblogging platform he uses sparingly.

On Tuesday morning, he tweeted:

There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4% w/w

That's up from a rate of about 300,000 Android phones being activated each day in December, which Rubin announced on Twitter then as well.

Android currently is the most popular smartphone operating system in the world, with a market share of about 38%, according to research from the International Data Corp.

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