Google Says There Are Now More Than 2 Billion Monthly Active Android Devices

Google today announced that there are now more than two billion monthly active Android devices in use around the world.


By comparison, Apple announced it had surpassed 1 billion active iOS devices in January 2016, but it hasn't provided an updated count since then.

Apple sells tens of millions of iOS devices each quarter, so it's reasonable to assume the total is above 1 billion, but likely well below 2 billion.

Android's milestone was revealed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during today's Google I/O keynote in Mountain View, California.



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21 months ago
That's a lot of privacy to spy on.
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21 months ago
Android: 2 billions users, market share 86%
iOS: 1 billion users, market share 12%

Sounds fishy? Because it is.
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21 months ago

At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android

Planned obsolescence is alive and well in Android, and it's called security patches. Count how many Android phones receiving the separate monthly Android security patches (which Google gave to OEMs a month in advance, and supports even Kitkat).
Very few, and even those are not totally up to date.

Imagine if there are Windows PCs not receiving security patches. There will be a huge uproar. But Google on the other hand gets a free pass for knowingly distributing insecure platform to the masses.
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21 months ago

At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android

Their OS names confused me. I don't know which came first.
I got diabetes by just reading it too
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21 months ago


Nuff said.

At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android
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21 months ago
They mean 2 billions including obsolete OS too right?
[doublepost=1495043484][/doublepost]Apple does both hardware & software. I'm not surprised Android claimed they got higher in active devices since they only do software & few devices.

Just imagine if they do everything on their own, it won't be as much
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That's a lot of privacy to spy on.

Oh yeah, that's whrre many fanboy turns blindeye to
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21 months ago

Nuff said.
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21 months ago
Considering how many more Android devices are sold every month compared to iOS devices, it is very telling that the number of Android devices being used is only about double the iOS devices. There must be a tremendous number of $100 to $200 Android tablets sold and sitting unused a year later (I should know, I've got a couple).
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21 months ago

Their OS names confused me. I don't know which came first.
I got diabetes by just reading it too


It's alphabetical
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21 months ago

If the <20% iOS global marketshare and active user numbers are accurate, it would mean iOS devices lasts way longer than Androids.


Please check your facts. Apple sold 1 billion iphones. That's over 10 years. How many of those are still around and active? Think would be optimistic to say 1/2 of them which comes to 0.5 billion. Android has 2 billion active users which is 4x. And this number is for Google connected device. There are hundreds of millions of other Android devices in China and other countries which are not in Google cloud and did not get counted.
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