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

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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16 Comments

1. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

2. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

11. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

10. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

12. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

16. iWinDroid

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

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

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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?

13. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

14. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

i wouldnt mind free apps nonetheless

3. iWinDroid

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

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

7. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

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

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Activate an app?

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