Android, the leading smartphone OS has crossed the figure of 200 million device activation. Google made this official announcement while unveiling its Google music platform during a recent conference at Los Angeles.

The world is going nuts about Android and its extensive functions which lend power of multi-tasking to your handheld devices. Android has witnessed gigantic growth and popularity ever since its introduction merely few years back and is still burgeoning with each passing day.

While unveiling Google music at a press conference in Los Angeles, the search engine giant also broke the exciting news that Android has reached a remarkable position by hitting 200 million device activation worldwide. Well, the interesting part of the story is the fact that just six months ago, the activations were not even 50 percent of the figure. This immense growth is the result of the skyrocketing activations during these six months post May. It also reveals the strong hold of Android in the realm of smartphones and tablets market, which is getting more and more new users everyday.

Pocket Gamer, one of the leading gaming community reported that the device activation rate had gone up to 550,000 devices per day from 400,000 per activations in May. The figures in it speak stories. Market research firm Gartner also showed how the flourishing China and Russian smartphone market additionally helped adding on to the figure of 200 million Android device activation.

The achievement is something that Google can boast about since Android has left behind the leading established platforms–RIM of BlackBerry and Symbian OS of Nokia. “Android benefited from more mass-market offerings, a weaker competitive environment, and the lack of exciting new products on alternative operating systems such as Windows Phone 7 and RIM,” said Roberta Cozza, principal research analyst at Gartner, in the report.

Whatever the reason of growth may be, the fact is that within such a short span of time, Android has taken the lead and is expected to remain on the top in the near future. Are you one of these 200 million? If not, go ahead and join the bandwagon.

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