Google Drive, the company’s popular cloud storage application, has been downloaded 1 billion times, according to new data released by Google.
It’s important to note that the 1 billion download number doesn’t refer to unique installs of Google Drive; instead, it means that many of these downloads could stem from users switching to different phones or resetting an existing device, and then reinstalling Drive. Since the launch of Drive’s mobile application, I’ve likely downloaded the app over 15 times on various devices.
Other apps that have reached the one billion install milestone include Google Play Movies & TV, Gmail and Maps, all applications that come preinstalled on most Android devices. One of the only third-party Android apps to hit the 1 billion download mark is Facebook.
However, in the world of Android, achieving 1 billion downloads is no easy task considering the operating system has 1.4 billion active users.
Google Drive storage subscription plans are currently priced as follows:
- 15GB – Free
- 100GB – $1.99
- 1TB – $9.99
- 10TB – $99.99
- 20TB – $199.99
- 30TB – $299.99