There are now more than 3 billion active Android devices. Sameer Samat, Google’s vice president of product management, announced this news at this year’s Google I/O 2021 conference.
Since the last developer conference in 2019, the number of active Android devices has increased by more than 500 million, and since 2017 it has increased by 1 billion, reaching the 2 billion mark at the time.
It’s worth mentioning that this number comes from the Google Play store, and does not take into account Android-based devices that use other app stores , including Amazon’s Fire devices and countless Android-based Chinese devices. This means that the actual number of active Android devices may be more than Google’s announcement in the live broadcast was much higher.
Naijatechnews learned that earlier this year, Apple announced that there are more than 1 billion active iPhones, only one-third of the number of Android devices.