Another milestone reached today for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) in its march on the mobile world: it is now activating 500,000 Android devices per day, and is growing at rate of 4.4 percent per week. We’ve charted this data below, to show that there could be more than one million Android devices activated by year-end, if the rates stay constant.
The data, delivered today by Google’s Android supremo Andy Rubin in a tweet, was the latest update from the company. In December, Rubin noted that Android was on a 300,000/day activation rate. That was on top of Eric Schmidt’s news in August that there were 200,000 activations/day.
Put this all together and you can see that Rubin’s latest numbers underscore a significant spike in the platform’s growth, across tablets and smartphones. Given that other big smartphone players will be keeping relatively quiet for the next few months — Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will not be releasing a new device until Autumn, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) will not be launching its first Windows smartphones until the end of the year — that could mean smooth sailing for Google for the next several months.