The Google I / O 2021 event is in full swing, and Google boasted of reaching a new milestone in the number of active Android devices at one of its presentations. Sameer Samat, Vice President of Product Management at Google, announced the news to the audience and informed the portal about it. TheVerge.
There are currently more than 3 billion Android devices in the world. Since the last Google I / O conference in 2019, this number has increased by 500 million. In 2017, the limit of 2 billion active Android devices was exceeded.
Google only considered devices with a Google Play store
However, Google only considers devices that use the Google Play store. He left out a number of devices that use alternative app stores or Android smartphones in China that Google services don’t have at all. This means that the number of active Android devices is probably much higher than the number reported by Google.
There are three times more active devices with the Android OS than those with the iOS system
This announcement appears to be in response to Apple’s statement. It stated that it currently registers more than 1 billion active iPhones – which is only a third of the number of active Android devices. Apple devices also dominate the US, and Android dominates in most other regions.
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