Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Android has 1.4bn active users

"Google’s mobile platform now has 1.4 billion 30-day active users globally. Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the new Android-related data point at its Nexus event in San Francisco today.
At its developer event in June 2014, Google announced it had hit more than 1 billion monthly active users on the Android platform. Prior to that, Mountain View had released cumulative figures for Android activations — announcing it had hit 900 million activations in June 2013, when it was adding some 1.5 million new devices per month, and passing the 1 billion activated Androids mark by September 2013.
This summer analyst Gartner’s latest smartphone market figures recorded the slowest ever year-over-year growth for Android — suggesting Google’s mobile platform has hit peak penetration, taking around 82 percent of the global smartphone market in Q2 this year.
However Pichai talked up Android’s growth in emerging markets, saying usage has “literally doubled” in certain markets over the last year — name-checking Indonesia and Vietnam."

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