Google Maps for Mobile passes the 100 million users per month mark

Kate O'Brien

August 21, 2010 11:50am

Google recently said that they are seeing over 200,000 Android activations a day which certainly puts their OS on the path to becoming a major force. One of the default apps is Google Maps for Mobile. This is actually the default maps app on many other popular devices too.

Vic Gundotra, Google VP of Engineering, recently wrote on their Mobile Blog that “Almost five years ago, we launched Google Maps for mobile to help you get where you needed to go from your phone instead of a paper map. Today, more than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps for mobile to get from point A to point B, find nearby places, and more.”. In addition, Gundotra states users are searching for places 3 times as much since the latest version of Android was released.

Google has also created a picture of the last 5 year that gives a timeline of the evolution of Google Maps for mobile.

  • Tom

    In some ways, it is almost too powerful, and this probably makes it overwhelming for some users.

    I find where I want to go using Google Maps on my PC, I star the result, I then use it in my car to check traffic conditions, and then to navigate to the place that I previously starred. Not to mention the buzzes, the Wikipedia layer, and latitude which I don’t use as much.

    It’s an incredible bit of engineering.

  • anonymouse

    The only reason there are that many android activations is because a lot of android users are re-installing or re-activating their phones. I, myself, must have re-installed and/or re-activated my android phone easily many dozens of times over the last 3-4 months because I’ve rooted it and have been trying different ROMs.

  • Marcus

    anonymouse, I’d guess that activations means activations with carriers.