Google at its first quarter earnings call announced that Android phones have installed 3 billion apps from Android Market. Jeff Huber, Senior VP Commerce and Local, Google stated that app downloads are up 50% from the last quarter.
Android app downloads are growing very fast, for comparison the first billion app installs took twenty months, while the second billion installs came in next 5 months, but the latest third billion took just 2 months. The app install numbers can also be attributed to the percentage of free apps in the Android Market.
Google also revealed the current device activation trends, and company is seeing over 350,000 Android device activations per day. This number clearly states that Android’s growth isn’t slowing at all.
If this rate continues for the next one year it would overtake all the major smartphone os combined. Big Numbers:)
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