Google’s answer to iPhone and BlackBerry, Android, may have started on a rocky note but has emerged as one of the most successful products from the company’s stable.
While the original Motorola Droid and Nexus One helped people notice Android, Galaxy S and the EVO 4G made people buy Android handsets. Then came the Galaxy S II which made people drool for Android devices like they do for the iPhone and iPad.
Thanks to numerous Android devices, our favorite little Andy has been growing very fast. Today, when a few hours from now, Apple will be announcing the next-generation iPhone, Google’s Director of Product Management announced via his Google+ page that there are now more than 500 million Android devices out there, with 1.3 million being added every day.
This is nothing short of amazing considering that the 1.3 Million figure was at 700,000 back in July this year. The launch of the Galaxy S3 has clearly helped Android’s growth in the 2nd half of 2012. Things might slow-down after today, when the next-generation iPhone is unveiled by Apple, but even then, we should be easily seeing nearly 2 million Android devices activated daily at the end of 2012.
Oh! and the Jelly Bean statue is back in Googleplex!