Number of Android activations hits 700,000 per day

The number of activations of Android phones, tablets, and other devices has hit 700,000 per day, according to Google VP Andy Rubin, the firm’s most senior Android exec.

In June 2011, Rubin tweeted there were 500,000 Android activations per day, and increasing by 4.4 percent a week. In a July 2011 earnings call, Google said that the figure had increased to 550,000 per day.

For the record, Rubin said these numbers are only for brand new units, and do not include re-activation of used or refurbished items.