Android is on a tear. It has now has, according to Google’s Mobile and Digital Content division lead +Andy Rubin
, 300 million activations, with 850,000 new Android devices coming on line each day. There are now at least 1,000 different Android devices in market and 450,000 apps in the Android Marketplace. All impressive numbers, which put the open source mobile OS in a leadership position. Still Google is not afraid to look in its rearview mirror where, interestingly, Google likes what it sees.
When asked about the Windows Phone Buzz at Mobile World Congress, +Hugo Barra
, director of product management with Android, says simply: ‘We respect, welcome and enjoy competition.”