Google’s Android mobile operating system is going from strength to strength with the global tech giant officially announcing the Android platform has clocked up more than three billion app downloads to date.
Whilst this is still a hefty margin behind Apple’s iOS operating system which has reported in excess of 10 billion application downloads thus far, the figures, revealed via the company’s quarterly earnings report, mark a 50 per cent download increase from Q4.
Having taken 20 months from launch to hit the one billion app download milestone, Google’s mobile OS has since catapulted to mainstream popularity toting up its two billionth download just five months later ahead of yesterday’s three billion announcement.
These weighty figures have been obtained in such a short period of time thanks to the rapid rise in popularity of the Android operating system. Keen to reiterate just how successful the OS has become, communicating via the company’s quarterly earnings report, Google’s Senior VP of Commerce and Local declare that more than 350,000 Android devices are being activated each and every day.