Google Hits 2bn Monthly Active Devices, Buyers On Play Store Increase By 30%

Google Android secured its place as the world’s biggest OS this year, hitting the 2bn monthly active device milestone.

This figure, announced at Google’s recent 2017 I/O conference, is up from the 1bn monthly active device figure the company announced three years ago at the 2014 conference.

Google then reported 1.4bn Android devices in September 2015.

The last time main competitor Apple revealed its monthly active device total for iOS was in January 2016, when it announced 1bn active iOS devices.

In terms of how many apps people are downloading, at the I/O conference Google said that Android users installed 82bn apps from the Play Store in 2016, which is up 26% from 65bn installs in 2015.

In addition to this, the number of people who are buying things on the Google Play Store increased by 30%.

Check out the full Google I/O Keynote 2017 below: