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.
What has TH become?
So Android beats not just the mobile phone but the pads and Apples MP3 player and TV device as well? Impressive stuff considering Apple had about a years head start on Google.
Reading stats like this also makes it obvious why Apple is keen to do whatever it takes to stop the momentum of Android, in Apples last earnings call the iPhone accounts for HALF of Apples profits. Staggering, I'm amazed that the iphone 5 costs more then a iPad 2.
Adoption velocity difference between PCs and handhelds is enormous, isn't it.