What happens when someone starts a rumor claiming Android top dog Andy Rubin has plans to leave Google? Andy Rubin squashes those rumors, and adds that Android is currently seeing over 900,000 activations per day for good measure. He also barek-nuckle boxes a shark while dressed as a lumberjack, but good old Andy is a bit too modest to announce that part on Twitter.
It all started when past Microsoft tech evangelist and current spreader of dirty internet lies Robert Scoble posted to Google+ a report that Rubin would be leaving Google and Android to focus on a new startup called CloudCar. Rubin, who is no stranger to startups after guiding Android from a small business of its own to arguably one of Google’s greatest acquisitions ever, is involved with CloudCar to the extent that he has offered up some office space to his chums working on the new tech endeavor. Aside from the possibility of offering some input and advice here and there, Rubin seems content with his current position at Google.
As far as the news that Android has surpassed 900,000 activations per day, well that’s just plain impressive. A little over a year ago activations sat at 400,000 a day, growing to 700,000 by the end of 2011. We’ll surely receive a full report at Google I/O at the end of the month, at which point it wouldn’t be surprising in the least to hear that Android has reached 1 million daily activations.