Google forecasts 70 million Android tablet activations by year's end

Sundar Pichai, Google's VP of Android and Chrome, throws out some big numbers at Google's breakfast event Wednesday, including 1 million apps available in Google Play and 50 billion downloads.

Sundar Pichai, Google's VP in charge of Android and Chrome. James Martin/CNET

Google threw out some big numbers for its Android platform at its breakfast event Tuesday, highlighting the Internet giant's growing dominance over the global mobile market.

Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google who oversees Android, Chrome, and apps, said Google expects more than 70 million Android tablet activations by the end of 2013. It's a huge jump from the end of 2012, when Google counted nearly 10 million tablet activations. Pichai also highlighted the Google Play Store's performance:

  • 1 million apps in Google Play
  • 50 billion downloaded
  • Developer revenue has increased by 2.5 times per user in the last year

"Between Android and Chrome, we have a solution for all the computing devices that users have in their lives," Pichai said.

Check out CNET's live blog of the press event.
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