Android Activations Hit 900,000 Per Day, Andy Rubin Not Going Anywhere

The rumor mill is often a dangerous place and this weekend was a prime example of that as a weekend “story” spiraled out of control this weekend and had some believing the “father of Android,” Any Rubin was preparing his exit from Google. The good news is that Rubin quickly squashed those rumors on both Google+ and Twitter, adding that Android was now seeing over 900,000 daily activations. Quite the achievement for the Google platform and an easy message to deliver while bringing the focus back on to Android and not on his employment.

This whole thing started when Robert Scoble posted a “report” to Google+ that Rubin was leaving Google to focus on a new startup called CloudCar. Rubin is involved with CloudCar — but only in the extent that he has offered them the use of his incubator office space to work on their new startup. It looks like Rubin’s total involvement with CloudCar will be some advice and being a “landlord.”

Circling back to those Android activations, the 900,000 number is a pretty amazing feat considering Android had grown to 700,000 at the end of 2011. That’s also a moderate increase over the 850,000 daily activations Android was handling back during February of this year and Mobile World Congress.

Rubin ended the story by telling everyone he’d “See you on the 27th,” the same date Google I/O is kicking off.

Robert Scoble, Andy Rubin Google+, Andy Rubin Twitter, The Verge

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  • Xavier

    wow, congrats on achieving those numbers android.  let’s think smart about the future and maintain a good steady flow and reach and meet those “2016″ numbers and break expectations.

  • Showtime

    It’s amazing that Android is doing do well when most devices have advertisement apps for sprint racing,t mobile mall, v cast etc.

    • Therealmikebrown

      Yeah, companies hate revenue streams.
      Shut up, dummy.
      I’m amazed you have never seen an add supported app on any other OS, just shows how little you know about phones.

    • Showtime’s Special Ed Teacher

      It’s not hard to root and get these apps off the phone, or get a launcher to hide them.
      Only an idiot would let it influence your phone purchase. That’s your cue Showtime.

  • bob

    Is it me or has this site become more of an Android site then a T-Mobile site?

    • Taron19119

      no its just you you cant get 365 days of t-mobile news so he put of thing that relate to t-mobile indirectly and if t-mobile had the iphone he word post iphone news and rumors to

    • Taron19119

      no its just you you cant get 365 days of t-mobile news so he put of thing that relate to t-mobile indirectly and if t-mobile had the iphone he word post iphone news and rumors to

    • MarcusDW

      Go look at T-Mobiles phone line-up and then ask the question again.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HTL3TKBNEICYZKCU7SZQN6IRWQ v

        he’s actually a micro$haft shill- cannot accept that nobody cares about ‘doze phones.

    • MarcusDW

      Go look at T-Mobiles phone line-up and then ask the question again.

  • fixxmyhead

    WHERE THE HELL IS THAT ICS UPDATE!!!!!