Half A Million Android Devices Activated Per Day

Android is the opensource mobile phone operating system which is a rival to Apple’s iOS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system and RIM’s Blackberry OS. Android is a very open platform meaning that it is available on a variety of phones, including the HTC Evo 3D and the Samsung Galaxy S2.

With so many devices now running Google’s Android OS, it has become a very popular operating system indeed. It is so popular that as Stan Schroeder reports for Mashable.com over 500,000 Android devices are activated every single day. That means that 347 Android devices are activated every minute and 5 are activated per second!

The news was released over Twitter, by Andy Rubin (@arubin) who posted the message “There are now over 500,000 Android devices every day, and it’s growing at 4.4% w/w”. For those who don’t know, Andy Rubin is the Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google. The reason for the huge number of Android activations can be put down to the fact that Android is available on a wide variety of devices, including both smartphones and tablets.

Infosyncworld is predicting that with this estimated continuous growth, we could see a million Android devices being activated per day, and there could be half a billion consumers using Android smartphones by the end of 2011. This is due to the impressive suite of applications and features available on Android, as well as the open nature of the operating system especially when compared to the closed system that Apple offers.

Will Android continue to grow or is it a bubble that will eventually burst? Only time will tell. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.