Android’s Creator passes torch to Chrome boss, 750 million devices activated & 25 billion apps downloaded
Mar 13, 2013 5:15 PM –
In an update from Larry Page, Google CEO, we learned that the creator of Android, Andy Rubin, will be passing his torch at Google to Sundar Pichai, the product lead on Chrome. Besides Rubin’s moonshots, we also learned of more skyrockets in milestone stats as there are over 750 million global device activations running Android (1.5 million per day) and we knew more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Google Play.
Rubin led Danger, maker of the T-Mobile Sidekick, then went on to launch a start up called Android, and pushed for open standards to drive innovation for mobile. Google learned of Rubin’s radical idea and acquired Android in 2005. Android first commercially debuted in late 2009 (so did AndroidTapp.com) with the first T-Mobile G1 phone, back then there was only one phone- fast-forward to today it is the world’s leading smartphone OS with more than third-quarters of a billion phones to celebrate its dominance.
Source Google Official Blog via All Things D