Google is now shipping 60,000 Android-based devices a day

Google is now shipping more than 60,000 Android devices per day and the number has more than doubled over the last quarter, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt told the GSM Association Mobile World Congress earlier this week.

“If you look at my thesis of the three intersection points – computing, connectivity and the cloud – that are changing the technology world today, we decided to move the ball forward at Google by releasing a set of products generally known as Android, which many of you are familiar with,” Schmidt said.

“We wanted to do this to build a platform ecosystem but also to service as a catalyst to bring along a new model of how people consume information and it’s working remarkably well.”

Schmidt said that Google now has more than 65 technology partners, 26 devices, with 59 operators in 48 countries and 90 languages so far. “And I would say that’s just the beginning. More