May 16, 2013
Google says 900 million Android devices activated and in a first its stock hits $900
Google opened the I/O keynote with a mind boggling stat – Over 900 million Android devices have been activated till date. In its four and a half year history the OS had touched the 400 million mark and has more than doubled itself in a year. So far there have been 48 billion installs on the Google Play store. Clearly the rise of Android and the expectation that Google is going to make some exciting announcements at the I/O developers conference this week has made the Google stock surge for the first time past the $900 mark.
Some more exciting numbers.
. 6,000: Approximate number of in-person attendees at Moscone West this week
. 1 million: Estimated number of people streaming opening I/O keynote on YouTube
. 750 million+: Active Chrome users
. 41: Number of updates rolling out for Google Plus alone
. 200 countries: Now detailed on Google Maps
. 50 countries: Covered in Street View imagery
. 1 million: Websites integrating Google Maps onto their sites
Your move Apple.
[Via – ZDNet]