Google: there are more than 3 billion active Android devices in the world already
On 18th May 2021 at the Google I/O conference, Google held a big presentation of the new Android 12 operating system and shared the important achievement of all versions of this OS.
Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management at Google, announced that there are over 3 billion active Android devices worldwide.
The last time Google made such announcements was two years ago, at a similar conference in 2019 when it reached the 2.5 billion active device milestone. And before that, in May 2017, the $ 2 billion milestones were announced.
Statistics are taken from the Google Play store, i.e. smartphones and other Android devices with alternative app stores are not counted. Thus, the statistics did not include, for example, the Amazon Fire and many Chinese Android devices, which rarely use Google applications and services at all.
At the beginning of the year, Apple announced about 1 billion active iPhones.