Last week, Google executive director Eric Schmidt made an appearance during the Motorla Razr event, stating that the company has reached a whopping 480 million Android activations and was quickly approaching the 500 million mark.
Just days later, Google mobile chief Andy Rubin tweeted, "There have been half a billion android activations to date, with over 1.3m added every day."
It's unclear whether the announcement had anything to do with Apple's iPhone 5 reveal, but is an impressive achievement regardless.
1.3 million activations a day is nearly double the 700,000 a day reported in December of last year. With the massive volume of Android devices making their way to the market each day, it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see these numbers grow even more.
500 million activations does beat out Apple's 410 million iDevice sales reported in the company's July earnings call. But with the new and improved iPhone 5 on the loose, we'll just have to wait and see which platform reigns supreme.