On the start of today’s event, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google announced the latest updates about the total number of active Android devices. He announced that there are now more than 1.4 billion active devices running on Android.
Active devices mean that this number only contain the devices that have been used at least once in last 30 days. So this doesn’t mean that all Android devices that have been ever sold are included. Only those devices are included that are active recently. The Google Play Store is being used on more than 1 billion devices among those 1.4 billion. This is again the active play store devices count. So it means that Play Store is either not installed or is not used in last 30 days on 400 million devices.
Android has the largest market share in smartphones market around the globe. And now 96 percent of smartphones sold are iOS and Android, which shows the death of other platforms including Microsoft Windows Phone.