Google: 11 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market [Audio]

Ian Hardy

January 19, 2012 5:03pm

Google has just announced their Q4 and fiscal 2011 results – revenue was up a staggering 29% from last year, plus they hit $10.58 billion for the quarter (this was the first time they rose above the 10 billion mark). In the press release CEO Larry Page stated that “I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – well over double what I announced just three months ago.”

During the Q3 2011 conference call in October Page describer Google’s results as “Gangbusters”, but this time around he seemed to be more astonished, specifically to the growth of Android, saying that it’s now “mind boggling”. Page said “Android is quite simply mind boggling. 700,000 phones are lit up everyday and I’m please to announce 250 million Android devices in total, up 50 million from our last announcement in November. In just two days over the holiday weekend 3.7 million Androids were activated. And today, we’re announcing over 11 billion downloads from Android Market. Wow.”

Google crossed over the 10 billion app download mark on December 6th, thus celebrated by selling various apps for $0.10 each. Guess it paid off as 1 billion app downloads in a month is truly impressive. I recorded the call and here’s the audio…

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Source: Google

  • monsterduc1000

    I wouldn’t mind downloading an official ICS rom for my Telus Nexus S!

  • Silly String

    Why wait? go on a put it yourself 🙂 it’s worth it!

  • I forgot my meds

    Another goggle failure. What’s mind boggling is the hammering goggle stock is taking after hours. Only an androidiot would be ecstatic losing 9% of the share price.
    Try copying Apple and make some money, or increase the value of your company.

  • monsterduc1000

    Silly string, it was pulled for some reason for the nexus s. I don’t want to put something buggy on my phone or void my warranty by unlocking the bootloader to get it. I just want the official update NOW!

  • Eric

    Sooo… are we getting an $0.11 deal to celebrate? LOL

  • kevin

    I’ll bet 80%+ were free downloads, doubt there is much money being made here.

    • Hi

      Ofcourse there’s money being made, free downloads have ads.