Android Reaches 200,000 Activations A Day

Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, has revealed that more than 200,000 Android-based devices are being activated every day, a figure that's up by 25 per cent on last month alone.

Techcrunch reports that Schmidt, who was talking at the Techonomy Conference, underpinned Android strength on the presence on the market of such phones as the Motorola Droid X or the Samsung Galaxy S handset.

Incredibly, the number of Android activations has doubled in only 60 days when Schmidt announced at the Google I/O conference that the platform had reached 100,000 activations a day.

In comparison, Apple sold around 16 million iOS devices in the same quarter, roughly two million units less than Android - should the platform keep the same rate of growth; still impressive though for a single manufacturer pushing one ecosystem.

While Android OS in itself is free, the revenue it generates through search and other ancillary streams apparently is more than enough to pay for all Android activities and more according to Google's CEO.

The clincher though is that Google will release Google Chrome OS by the end of the year and may combine both platforms to accelerate the rate of growth by adding even more devices (think netbooks, tablets, set top boxes and more).