Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) just announced there have now been 900 million device activations. The company also mentioned that they went over the 48 billion app download mark and that they are also paying developers more this year than they did last year. Right now, there are over 2.5 billion applications installed per month.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome and Android, said, “People are adopting these devices at an amazing pace. When you look at all of these computing devices, it’s a multi-screen world … they have sensors, they can look, they can feel. We view this as one of the most important moments in computing … at the heart of this journey is the impact we can have on people around the world.”
Pichai also mentioned that the company is fortunate enough to have two great platforms in Android and Chrome. He said, “We are fortunate at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to have two incredible platforms … Android and Chrome. Android started with the simple goal of bringing mobile standards to mobile computing. Today, it’s the most popular mobile operating system in the world.”
This is good news for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) as the company has made many strides since they first launched Android, the only operating system that actually gives Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a run for their money. This, of course, is not good news for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The iPhone maker has been trying to ban Google’s Android products, namely Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) smartphones and tablets as they claim the company stole their patents. Next year, the courtroom saga between both companies will continue.
In other recent I/O news, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) just unveiled a video game center for Android called Google Play Games. This new platform is described as “a comprehensive multiplayer system for real-time gameplay”. This new system also features cloud save which allows game players to pause a game on one device and continue the game on another device. The new games will launch soon and this service will be available on devices with Froyo 2.2 or higher.