Google Confirms 900 Million Android Device Activations
As you may have guessed in light of the flurry of Google-related headlines on MMi today and elsewhere in the tech news space, Google's sixth annual developers conference kicked off today in San Francisco.
During the opening festivities of Google I/O, Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps at Google, dropped an Android-related bombshell: more than 900 million Android devices have now been activated. Not bad considering that this number stood at 400 million just one year ago, and 100 million the year before that.
“People are adopting these devices at an amazing pace,” Pichai revealed, reminding everyone that Android is still the No. 1 operating system for smartphones in the world. “When you look at all of these computing devices, it’s a multi-screen world … they have sensors, they can look, they can feel.”
Incredibly, Google also confirmed today that 48 billion Android apps have now been downloaded. As Apple continues its high-profile countdown to 50 billion app downloads, it likely won't be longbefore Android catches and surpasses Apple's once dominant app download achievements.
Source: NY Daily News