Google says 300,000 Android devices activated daily

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 10, 2010 06:21 hrs

Google smartphone chief has said that carriers are activating over 300,000 Android devices every day.

Google Vice President Andy Rubin revealed the figure in a Twitter posting, just two months after Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the company had reached the 200,000-per-day milestone.

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The new activation figures appear to put Google on par with Apple, which according to the latest official figures is activating 270,00 mobile devices a day. That figure was released by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in October, though that figure is expected to rise during the peak holiday season.

Apple still retains a significant advantage over Google since it makes money on the iPhone hardware while Google's only makes money from Android because it increases the level of advertising on the mobile web.