700,000 Android Devices Activated Every Day, According to Google

Google has revealed that the company is activating 700,000 Android devices every single day.

The head of Google's Android division, Andy Rubin, announced this milestone in a post on Google +, the company's social network platform.

"There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day," he wrote on his profile.

He later added, "for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don't count re-sold devices), and 'activations' means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

Google's Android has gone from being a small time Linux based mobile operating system to the most popular mobile OS in the US market, leaving established players like Apple, Research in Motion and Nokia in its wake.

The tons of lawsuits that have been pelted at the platform from Apple, Microsoft and Oracle is a testament to the astonishing growth the platform has seen in recent years.

Google recently achieved another milestone of 10 billion app downloads from the Android Market store, with users downloading more than a billion apps every month. These are achievements the company should be very proud of.