Today Google CEO Larry Page published a blog post to give an update on all things Google, and in it the exec touched a bit on Android as well as the company's acquisition of Motorola Mobility. First up, Page rattled off some Android stats, including the fact that there are over 850,000 Android devices activated daily, a figure that we were first tipped to back at MWC. He also mentioned that there are 55 manufacturers and more than 300 carriers involved with Android. Page then reflected a bit about his first meeting with Android creator Andy Rubin back in 2004, talking about how developing apps for mobile devices was tough work and that, at the time, they had over 100 phones packed in a closet and were creating software for them "basically one device at a time."
Later on in the post, the subject of Google's acquisition of Motorola was brought up. Page said that Motorola is a company that "bet big on Android very early on" and that Google is looking forward to creating devices with Moto and capitalizing on the success and growth of both Android and Moto. He also made sure to point out that many other OEMs have helped contribute to Android, though, adding that Google is excited to work with them all in the future and that the open ecosystem that Android was built on won't be changing.
So there you are, Android fans. It's nice to get an update on Google's green robot straight from the company's CEO, and I'm sure many folks are glad to hear that Google is enthusiastic to work with both Motorola and other manufacturers after the Moto acquisition. The deal earned approval from both the U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission back in February, but is still awaiting an A-OK from China. As usual, you can bet that we'll update you when we hear more on the Google-Moto situation. If you'd like to check out Larry Page's full (and lengthy) post yourself in the meantime, hit up the link below.