Google is making its presence known at MWC by giving us a status update on the Android ecosystem. The Android platform is not only healthy, but growing at a rapid pace. Google highlights Android has “a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%” and adding “850,000 Android devices are being activated each day, bringing the total number of Android devices worldwide past the 300 million mark”. The Android Market is one of the major reasons for Android’s growth as well. Google shares at MWC 2011, it had 150,000 apps in the Android Market. As of the time of this writing, the number of apps available has tripled to 450,000— with an astonishing 1 billion app downloads happening each month.
To celebrate this achievement, Google has shared a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, Google has built special “app pods” at its Android stand at MWC. According to Google:
“Many of these featured apps demonstrate the latest Android innovations, such as Android Beam, which lets you share content like web pages, videos, directions, and apps—just by touching two Android phones back to back”.
Also featured at Google’s Android stand are 100+ Android devices at the conveyor belt bar. The devices are shown to highlight some of the many innovations of Android. Finally, there is the Billing Bot which is powered by the Android ADK– which allows you Galaxy Nexus owners to bedazzle your backplate with “perfect precision”.
If you think Google is done at MWC, think again. Google said it best by adding it’s “just getting started”. What other interesting tricks can we look forward to from the team at Mountain View? Stay tuned with Talk Android for the latest updates regarding anything and everything Google.
source: Google Mobile Blog