Mobile and Wireless: Google's Schmidt, Rubin Tout Android at MWC
850K and Counting
That's the number of Android devices that have been activated, according to Rubin, who played up that stat and others in a Feb. 27 blog post. Next up: 1 million daily activations, which we expect to see by April. This Android train has momentum.
There's no question the Consumer Electronics Shows has become an annual coming-out party for Android-related smartphone, tablet and other news concerning the open-source operating system. However, the 2012 Mobile World Congress provided quite an encore, particularly for quad-core Android phones from the likes of LG, HTC and Huawei, which are all vying for as much of that 50 percent-plus half pie Android enjoys worldwide. Turns out MWC was also the platform for two of Google's greatest Android cheerleaders: Android creator Andy Rubin and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The two men held court at the event in Barcelona, Spain, this week to tout both the new and existing capabilities of Android, as well as the power of the platform and ecosystem. Here, eWEEK looks at what wisdom Rubin and Schmidt shared at the show.