Google I/O 2013: Android passes 900 million activations worldwide

Google announced at the Google I/O 2013 keynote this morning that it has officially reached 900 million Android activations. That’s an incredible achievement for a platform that’s only been around for a few years.

Google’s Sundar Pichai took the stage to reveal the news. Last year, activations passed 400 million total, which means growth has over doubled in a single year. He went on to say that he realizes there are over 7 billion people on the planet, so technically Android has quite a way to go, but it’s certainly off to a very good start. Additionally, there have been 48 billion app downloads so far and revenue per user up 250 percent from last year.

This is only the beginning of Google I/O this year so stay tuned for more exciting announcements soon.

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