Google touts Android adoption

At Google I/O, the Net giant says application installations on Android are accelerating. And 100 million Android devices have been activated.

SAN FRANCISCO--Google touted Android's spread across the world today, saying growth of the mobile operating system and applications is accelerating.

It's all bragging at the Google I/O conference , of course, but the numbers from Hugo Barra, director of Android product management, are real:

• There have been 100 million Android device activations.

• A total of 310 Android devices have gone on sale.

• There are 36 phone makers, 215 carriers, and 450,000 Android developers.

• The phones are available in 112 countries.

• It took two years to reach the first billion application installs. The next billion took 5 months, and the billion after that took 60 days. There have been 4.5 billion app installs so far.

 

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