We have come to expect a certain amount of boasting at these keynote addresses (and I am including Apple in that comment), and so not to be outdone, we heard from Sundar Pichai that over a 30-day period, 1 billion people actively use Android devices (which is up from 900 million reported at last year’s I/O conference). Pichai also revealed that according to their latest figures, phones are checked a mere 100 billion times each day (and I am trying not to dwell on just how many of those times can be directly attributed to me).
As if those numbers weren’t exciting enough, we also learned that 93 million selfies are taken each day using an Android device –many of which are likely shared by the over 20 billion text messages sent per day.
Market share is increasing for Android overall, with tablet efforts moving them from 46% to 62% worldwide. This figure is reflected by the crazy growth seen by app installs that are now seeing an increase of 236% year-over-year.
Chrome mobile also saw gains, with over 300 million active daily users.
It would seem the sun is shining brightly on Android at the moment with increases in adoption rate and active use across the board.
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