Android is one of the most widely used platforms in the world, it powers over a billion devices and continues to grow at an exponential pace. Google Play is the one-stop content solution for Android-powered devices so naturally it sees a lot of content being downloaded at any given time, and if you were wondering just how big of a role it plays in the ecosystem, consider the fact that 65 billion apps were downloaded from Google Play in the past year.
Google confirmed this number during its keynote at the Google I/O 2016 developer conference today. It also pointed out that more than 600 Android-powered phones were released in the past year, from very low-end devices to ultra-luxury handsets worth thousands of dollars.
Also confirmed during today’s keynote was the fact that millions of Android TV units have been sold and that more than 100 Android Auto compatible car models and radios have been released since the in-car platform was announced.
Vice president of Android engineering at Google Dave Burke mentioned that more than 12 watch brands have released Android Wear-powered smartwatches, including the likes of Tag Heuer and Fossil.
The company didn’t provide any numbers on how many users its mobile OS is reaching, it was back in the fall last year that Google announced that Android was now powering 1.4 billion users across the globe.