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Google's Andy Rubin Says Android Tablets Had a “Healthy Start”

If we are to believe the words from head of Google Android division, the company is slowly and gradually strengthening its foothold over the uni-polar global tablet market dominated by Apple Inc.'s massively popular iPad.

According to Andy Rubin-- the chief of Android-- the total number of tablet devices running on Google's Android OS platform is as much as six million, meaning Apple could be losing a little-bit of edge it have been enjoying over is competitors ever since it was introduced into the market. .

The remark came from Mr. Rubin at a time when the Mountain View based technology giant is already putting a dedicated effort in order to counter the ever increasing popularity of the iPad in the global tablet computer arena. With this goal in mind, the company also refurbished the tablet version of the Android OS earlier in the year.

"It's not 30 million, but it's a healthy start," Mr. Rubin stated while answering a question about why the Android tablets were failing to register an impressive performance in the market so far, according to this Mobiledia (opens in new tab) report. In comparison to Android's bumpy ride across the tablet market, the Apple iPad sold as much as 11 million units worldwide in the last quarter alone.

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