Google Announces It Has Reached 900M Android Activations, Sundar Pichai Calls It “Most Popular Mobile OS In The World”

Posted: May 15, 2013 in Google, GT
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Today, Google announced that its Android operating
system has reached 900M activations. This is a
500M increase from last year’s announcement. At
one point, Google said that it was experiencing 1M
Android activations a day. These activations have brought in 48M app installs
for developers who have launched on Google Play,
which is why the I/O conference exists. As we noted
yesterday, Google is making its move to try and sway
developers to select their OS first, rather than its
competitor Apple. Android and Chrome boss, Sundar Pichai, took the
stage and discussed how far Google has come with
Android: Android started with a simple goal to bring open
standards to the world. Today, it is the most popular
mobile operating system in the world. The company was quick to point out that there are 7B
people in the world, so they have a long ways to go
as far as installations. As Google gets more distribution through different
types of devices, be it smartphones, tablets, video
game systems or Glass, the open nature of the
platform is clearly working. Getting into emerging
markets will also be easier for Google, as its
operating system can be placed onto lower-end devices and doesn’t require new yearly phone
launches to start the distribution cycle again. Google’s stock is currently at an all-time high of
$909.02 as the company shares its news.

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