We’ve heard Andy Rubin sing the praises of Android OS device activations before and earlier this week, Rubin was back with some new numbers to share. Rubin has confirmed that Google now activates on average, more then 900,000 Android OS devices each and every day.
Without a doubt, this is a record for the search engine giant and the numbers simply show the reach that the mobile OS has within the market. For the sake of comparison, it was in February of this year when we heard Rubin cite Android activation numbers and at that time, the company was activating 850,000 units per day. Over a period of 4 months, the number of daily activations has gone up by approximately 50,000 devices.
However, these numbers do show us a trend which is clearly observable in the above chart. Yes, the company activates more Android devices then at any time in its history, but at the same time, we see that the rate of growth in this area has begun to plateau when compared to last year. Back in December of last year, Android activations were at 700,000 units per day and in February 2012, the number was 850,000 units, meaning the growth was by 150,000 units per day. Today, that growth rate change is only 50,000 units per day. If we extend the chart to see just when Google will reach the 1 million mark, we see that based upon its current growth rate, this number will not be reached until the first quarter of next year.