Google is activating 700,000 Android devices daily

Google is now activating over 700,000 Android devices every day, according to Android chief at Google, Andy Rubin. Rubin revealed the figures on Google+ as well as Twitter earlier today. This translates to roughly 21 million Android devices a month that have Google’s suite of services (Android Market, Gmail and Google Maps) pre-installed on them. The number does not include devices like the Kindle Fire that use Android as a core but customize it to offer their own suite of services and app stores. Android for the first time beat Symbian in India in the last quarter and is now the most popular smartphone platform in a country, where till now Nokia dominated the space. Samsung, too, is piggy backing on Android to ship more smartphones than Nokia in India and is now set to retain the title for at least the next two to three quarters if not longer.