In a slightly surprising turn, Eric Schmidt has taken the stage for one of the first post-buyout press conferences hosted by Motorola, and he has revealed the latest activation numbers for Google’s Android platform. Android is now seeing 1.3 million activations per day, 70,000 of which are tablets. That number has no doubt been spurred on by the launch of the world’s first Jelly Bean tablet, the Nexus 7. With so many activations, Android now boasts an installed base of 480 million users.
Quite the impressive figure, and while we don’t have all the data in front of us, easily enough users to establish Android’s position as the world’s top mobile platform. Dennis Woodside, new CEO of Motorola, come on stage to talk a bit more about the company now that they are under Google’s wing and new handset announcements are sure to follow shortly. Stay tuned.