Google activating 700K Android devices every day

Announcement by Android chief Andy Rubin comes a month after Google said that the mobile operating system was logging 550,000 new users every day.

The phenomenal growth rate of Google's Android continues to increase, according to Android chief Andy Rubin.

The Google vice president announced in on Google+ and Twitter this evening that "There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day," clarifying later on Google+ that "for those wondering, 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."

The new growth figure shows significant escalation in that it comes a month after Google announced that 550,000 devices were being activated every day--up from a daily tally of 500,000 in June and 400,000 in May. The company also announced last month that more than 200 million Android devices had been activated around the world.

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