Rumors have been doing their rounds on the web that one of Google’s chiefs on Android, Andy Rubin, has plans of leaving Android. As it is, rumors have a way of making their presence known even if the reality is contrary to them. Now, Rubin has chimed in with the official word, stating that he has absolutely no plans of leaving Google.
The actual rumor had been that Rubin was leaving Google to head a new startup called Cloud Car. Rubin, from his official Twitter account, stated that these rumors are completely wrong. And as it to complement his staying with Google, he further stated that currently, some 900,000 Android activations were happening per day.
Back at Mobile World Congress, Rubin had pegged this number at 850,000 activations per day. And now, the number has risen to 900,000. This pretty much shows that Android’s growth is strong and consistent and that Android platform is not going down any time soon. With so many vendors offering Android devices, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the platform is a roaring success for now.
Incidentally, the timing of Rubin’s announcement is also quite interesting. Apple’s WWDC 2012 is about to kick off and by announcing Android’s growth just ahead of the event, Rubin seems to have stolen some limelight for Android.
Andy Rubin has been one of the chief persons who pushed forth for the success of Android. Back in the days when Google first conceived Android, many had speculated that it would be a failure. But Rubin, together with this team, showed them how very wrong such critics were.