Google announces 900 million Android activations, 48 billion app downloads

Google I/O has always been a source to gain deeper insight into how much impact Android is having. New Android Chief Sundar Pichai said “the momentum has been breathtaking.” Back in 2011 the number of Android activations hit the 100 million milestone. The following year the number quadrupled to 400 million in 2012. This year, the company has significantly to a mind blowing 900 million Android activations. Humbly, Pichai stated “It’s a big number but we have to remember there are over 7 billion people on the planet — we have a long way to go.”

In addition, Hugo Barra, Android Product Management at Google, declared that Google Play has over 48 billion app downloads, with 2.5 billion installs in the last month. “Even better than that, in the last four months we’ve already paid out more money from Play than in all of last year. Revenue per uses is 2.5 times what it was a year ago, globally.”

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