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Google today announced that there are now more than two billion monthly active Android devices in use around the world.

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By comparison, Apple announced it had surpassed 1 billion active iOS devices in January 2016, but it hasn't provided an updated count since then.

Apple sells tens of millions of iOS devices each quarter, so it's reasonable to assume the total is above 1 billion, but likely well below 2 billion.

Android's milestone was revealed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during today's Google I/O keynote in Mountain View, California.

Article Link: Google Says There Are Now More Than 2 Billion Monthly Active Android Devices
 

TwoBytes

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It doesn't matter how many Apple devices are activated as the new Apple iPhone 15 will sell for $99999 which will make up for the shortfall in numbers. Only 4 people will be able to afford it but who cares, it's Apple.
 

Zirel

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And now what?

It doesn't matter how many Apple devices are activated as the new Apple iPhone 15 will sell for $99999 which will make up for the shortfall in numbers. Only 4 people will be able to afford it but who cares, it's Apple.

Let me tell you one thing: Google makes $0 for each one of those phones sold.

But doesn't matter, they'll make it up on volume.
 
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Mrjoedot

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They mean 2 billions including obsolete OS too right?
[doublepost=1495043484][/doublepost]Apple does both hardware & software. I'm not surprised Android claimed they got higher in active devices since they only do software & few devices.

Just imagine if they do everything on their own, it won't be as much
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That's a lot of privacy to spy on.
Oh yeah, that's whrre many fanboy turns blindeye to
 

pika2000

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At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android
Planned obsolescence is alive and well in Android, and it's called security patches. Count how many Android phones receiving the separate monthly Android security patches (which Google gave to OEMs a month in advance, and supports even Kitkat).
Very few, and even those are not totally up to date.

Imagine if there are Windows PCs not receiving security patches. There will be a huge uproar. But Google on the other hand gets a free pass for knowingly distributing insecure platform to the masses.
 

Zirel

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At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android

You know that old OS versions have vulnerabilities in the public knowledge and they aren't being fixed.

Not mentioning they don't get all the functionality in Apps, due to having old API versions, right?

Either you don't know that, or you don't know what "planned obsolescence" is.
 
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AZ63

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At least there is no planned obsolescence on Android
We might disagree on that point. If a user can't upgrade the operating system on an Android phone, then when a new/updated OS is released for Android all phones that can't upgrade seem to already be more obsolete then an iPhone that can update, which is a pretty high percentage. So, if a user can't use all the benefits of the current OS because they can't even load it on their phone I would say that user has the more obsolete phone.
All items become "obsolete" in time. From my point of view, most Android phones get there much faster.
 

pika2000

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We might disagree on that point. If a user can't upgrade the operating system on an Android phone, then when a new/updated OS is released for Android all phones that can't upgrade seem to already be more obsolete then an iPhone that can update, which is a pretty high percentage. So, if a user can't use all the benefits of the current OS because they can't even load it on their phone I would say that user has the more obsolete phone.
All items become "obsolete" in time. From my point of view, most Android phones get there much faster.
Actually, as long as developers keep making apps with the lowest common denominator API, people won't notice the difference as they can still install and use the apps they want.
The bigger issue is security patches, where even flagship Android devices are not getting them in timely manner.
 

TallManNY

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Considering how many more Android devices are sold every month compared to iOS devices, it is very telling that the number of Android devices being used is only about double the iOS devices. There must be a tremendous number of $100 to $200 Android tablets sold and sitting unused a year later (I should know, I've got a couple).
 
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