Android now has 2 billion active devices

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.


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About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.