Google’s Senior Vice president of Mobile and Digital Content, Andy Rubin and Android’s Director of Product Management, Hugo Barra took to Google+ and Twitter to announce Android’s latest milestone. Android has officially hit 500 million globally activated devices.

Just last week Eric Schmidt announced at Motorola Mobility’s “Motorola On Display” event that Android was at 480 million total devices activated around the world with 1.3 million devices being activated every day. Nearly a week later, Android is now standing tall at half a billion global devices.

The timing for this announcement couldn’t be better as the iPhone 5 and possibly the iPad Mini are rumored to be launched tomorrow alongside the latest and greatest version of iOS. Keep fighting the good fight, Google.

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