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Google announces 1.5M Android activations per day, and 50B app downloads

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Google announces 1.5M Android activations per day, and 50B app downloads
Back in May during Google I/O, Google didn't announce its usual Android activations per day metric, and instead gave the total of 900 million Android devices activated. That number doesn't help all that much, because it covers every Android activation since the platform first started in 2008. Much more useful is the number that Larry Page gave today: 1.5 million Android devices are activated every day

Given that Page announced 750 million Android devices activated in March, when Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android, and 900 million in May for Google I/O, it seems that 1.5 million activations per day may actually be a bit low. Either way, that keeps Google on pace to see its 1 billionth Android activation before the end of this year.

At the same time, when Page announced Rubin stepping down, he said there had been 25 billion app downloads from the Google Play Store; and, today Page announced that the store has surpassed 50 billion app downloads. At that pace, we could see 100 billion come and go before the year is out. 

Page also announced 750 million Chrome users worldwide, and ran through other improvements the company has made, ranging from Knowledge Graph enhancements to Project Loon

source: +Larry Page

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posted on 18 Jul 2013, 17:07 1

1. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


just got soaked on the moto in south florida rain...might have to add me to that count

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 17:09 4

2. icyrock1 (Posts: 306; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


The difference between Apple and Google reaching 50 billion: apple gave there user's free stuff, while google didn't make a big deal out of it like apple did.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 17:54 22

4. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Google is a lot more humble company. They don't claim their products are magical or revolutionary.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 00:25

11. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I wouldn't say they're more humble, I'd say it's just a difference in marketing strategies.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 19:14 13

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


On the converse side... Apple had already taken so much more from their users then what was given back, whereas Google already provides many free services on a daily basis.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 19:50 3

6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


No such thing as "free services," especially since you aren't Google's customer. YOU are monetized. Enjoy all your ads.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 22:16 5

8. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I do not enjoy ads, as I cannot see them.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 22:29 1

10. tedkord (Posts: 5261; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple would never do that. Now, how are they paying for that free music streaming service?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 00:27 1

12. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Advertisements aren't anything new to iOS (i.e. iAds).

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 10:40

16. iWinDroid (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


apple are getting paid by those who are giving the rights to have their products be available in apple's services.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 11:29

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


You'd have to be a fool to think that Apple isn't monetizing their data on you.

Have you not seen the statistics that there are more and more free apps on the App store?
Or the articles that show that Apple is equally as hungry for your private data as Google?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 02:09 1

13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


difference is that Apple is stealing, robbing and making idiots from their customers.... eg eBook price fixing robbery

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:49

14. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


i wouldnt mind free apps nonetheless

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 17:53 6

3. iWinDroid (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


but be ready to spend more w/ apple's pricey apps before getting their free stuff:)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 20:44 3

7. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Microsoft will announce
100 windows phone apps activations per week :D
Lol

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 22:17 1

9. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Activate an app?

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