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Android activations now total 500,000 a day: Google

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(Read caption) Android figurines are displayed at Google headquarters in Beijing, China. Today Google announced it was activated a half million Android phones every day.

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Way back in December – gazillions of years in Tech Time – Google announced that it was activating 300,000 Android phones a day, a boost from the 200,000 activations it had logged a few months before. Android, in other words, was ascendant. And guess what? Android ain't done climbing.

In a message posted to his Twitter account today, Google's Andy Rubin said a whopping half million Android devices were now being activated every day.

Mull that figure over for a moment: 500,000 Android phones. A half-million Xoom tablets, EVO 4G handsets, or Nexus S phones. Every single day.

Of course, all those activations do not mean that everyone else can go home now. As Sam Oliver points out over at Apple Insider, "while Android has grown in market share, Apple's profit share has eclipsed the rest of the mobile industry. In fact, one recent analysis showed that Apple could buy rivals Nokia, Research in Motion, HTC and Motorola Mobility all at once with its estimated $70 billion in cash," Oliver added.

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