Google I/O is always a massive event for the Mountain View company, and while it’s not just about Android, the popular mobile operating system hit an impressive milestone with 2 billion active Android devices worldwide.
One of the biggest advantages of Android is that Google always has distributed the OS for free as an open source platform. This has led to thousands of companies across the world taking Android and building upon it with their own vision, features, and hardware. The popularity of Android is no surprise, but now with 2 billion active Android devices, Google has an extremely powerful presence across the globe to utilize and distribute their services.
In fact, all of Google’s major services, such as YouTube and Gmail have 1 billion active users each per month and the relatively young Google Photos app has reached the milestone of 500 million active users.
This is very exciting news for Google and while it doesn’t help Android’s infamous fragmentation issue, having 2 billion active Android devices is no small feat.