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Google's Andy Rubin: 'over 500,000 Android devices activated every day'

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This morning Andy Rubin, Vice President of Mobile at Google, tweeted that the company is now seeing 500,000 daily Android device activations -- a 25 percent increase from the 400,000 daily activations revealed at last month's I/O keynote -- with a 4.4 percent week over week growth. Let's apply some fuzzy math and assume an average of 450,000 new devices are activated daily. Last we heard -- also from the keynote -- Google had activated 100 million Android devices and has roughly 122,050,000 activated devices in total. According to its developer site (last updated June 1st), devices running Android 3.0 / 3.1 Honeycomb account for 0.6 percent of the platform's distribution. Assuming platform sales are growing (and we've no reason to think otherwise), this means that around 730,000 of these devices are tablets -- a bit more than RIM's latest PlayBook count, but likely a far cry from where they'd like to be. 730,000 is indeed a large number, but Android's ever-accelerating adoption pace remains a story of phones and not tablets. Android 3.2 and Ice Cream Sandwich to the rescue?