At this year’s Google I/O, the company announced that there are now two billion monthly active devices on Android; that makes it by far the biggest mobile operating system used in the world. Alongside this announcement, Google also revealed that there are now more than one billion users on its other services.
Although having two billion active Android devices every month is a huge achievement, note that this takes into account all devices that run on Android. These include smartphones, tablets, Android Wear devices, and even Android TVs.
Other Google services also have more than a billion users now; as many as six of them, in fact. These services are YouTube, Chrome, Google Maps, Gmail, Search, and the Google Play Store. Google added that in 2016 alone, 82 billion apps were downloaded from the Play Store, and users watch over one billion hours worth of video every day on YouTube.
Soon, a number of other Google services will be joining the one billion club too. Google Drive, for one, already has more than 800 million monthly active users. Even Google Photos, which was merely launched two years ago, has over 500 million active users every month now.
Evidently, Android and Google’s other services are widely used by consumers. With a slew of new additions Android O will be bringing along with Google Lens integration, we imagine the number of users on these service will grow even bigger.