Android Up To 900 Million Activations [Google I/O]

Chris CrumIT Management

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You knew there would be the obligatory numbers flexing for Android today, and Google didn't waste a lot of time (unless you count the time they took to play a pointless animation leading up to the stat).

Sundar Pichai kicked off the Google I/O keynote talking about Google's various platforms, and announced that Android is now up to 900 million activations in 2013.

He noted that there are seven billion people on the planet, and that Google thinks "the journey is just getting started."

Most of the world has Android penetration of less than ten percent, but it's growing very fast, according to Pichai. The focus is to get these people online.

Google has seen 48 billion app installs from Google Play, with 2.5 billion installs in the last month alone, and paid out more money to developers this year already than all of last year. Revenue per user is two and a half times what it was a year ago (globally), the company says.

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