Andy Rubin has tweeted to brag about Android OS reaching 900,000 activations per day, only hours prior to Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote.
The Android chief seldom tweets on his official Twitter account, but from time to time quotes the latest Android figures. His latest statement revealed that Android now hits 900k activations a day, an increase from the 850,000 activations he posted on the network in February this year.
Oddly enough, Rubin tweeted only hours before Apple delivered its WWDC keynote in San Francisco, where the Cupertino-based company shared its own numbers.
Android activations now at 900,000 daily. (Image: Rick Marshall, via Flickr / CC)The same tweet also had Rubin subduing hearsays that he will leave Google to lead a new startup, a conjecture that came from US blogger Robert Scoble, who laid claim that Rubin intends to exit the search giant to supervise a new company called Cloud Car.
Writing at Google+, Scoble said,
Today I heard that the head of Android, +Andy Rubin, will soon leave Google and head to a new startup called http://www.cloudcar.com/.
Now, that rumour has two purposes: one, it might be true, in which case I start thinking about what that means for Android. I certainly will be looking for those signs when I attend the Google IO conference.
It has another purpose, which makes me interested in CloudCar — a startup I know nothing about. But if you look at the management team that startup has a sizeable list of Silicon Valley stars building up on its team. Definitely one to watch!
Nevertheless, Rubin has denied the rumor so it’s likely untrue.