It’s no secret that Android is the star of the party at Mobile World Congress this year. Most of us are caught up in all the news about new devices, but Google’s Andy Rubin has taken a little time out of his busy day to share some new statistics about the Android ecosystem. In the past twelve months, Android has grown more than 250% with more than 300 million Android devices activated around the globe, adding 850,000 new device activations on a daily basis (a 21.5% increase since December 21). All those new Android users also have access to 450,000 applications on the Android market, an increase of 300% from last year.
Google is celebrating the platform’s huge success at the Android booth at Mobile World Congress all week long, where conference attendees can view more than 100 devices which are on display on the Android conveyor belt or check out “app pods” to experience all the latest innovations that have come to the platform, including Android Beam.
Based on Android’s incredible growth rate, when do you think Andy Rubin will make the 1,000,000 daily activations announcement?