Back in September, Google's Eric Schmidt made an appearance during a Motorla Razr event and stated that the company had reached a whopping 480 million Android activations and was quickly approaching the 500 million mark. Not long after, a tweet from Andy Rubin confirmed that the 500 million activations milestone had been met and that Google was activating 1.3 million devices a day. This week, the company says it continues to activate Android devices at a rate of 1.5 million per day.
The figure was again provided by Schmidt, this time while speaking at the Dive Into Mobile tech conference. Engadget cites Schmidt as saying the company is on track to activate a billion devices by the end of 2013, which is significantly more than the 800 million activations ABI Research mentioned back in February.
Android will likely be boosted even further this coming summer if rumors of a second generation Nexus 7 come to fruition. Earlier this month, rumors started doing the rounds about a Snapdragon-powered Nexus 7. This new model is said to have a higher resolution display compared to the current model and may sell for even less than the already competitively priced $199 Nexus 7.