Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page has confirmed that the company’s Android mobile operating system now receives more than 1.5 million daily activations.
Making the announcement during the company’s quarterly profits call, Page revealed that as consumers continue to move from PC to mobile computing, Google has taken charge, with more than 900 million Android powered devices now doing the rounds globally.
Describing the changing trend of the increasing mobile technology market as a “tremendous opportunity,” Page revealed that with 1.5 million Android devices being activated daily, Google expects to hit the staggering 1 billion Android device activations before the year’s end.
"That’s pretty amazing given the first Android phone launched less than five years ago," Google’s CEO said during the profits call. He went on to announce the company had achieved revenue figures of $14 billion (£9.2bn) for the second three months of the year.
Having built on its smartphone foundations, Android is now used as the operating system for all manner of portable devices, from the tablet likes of the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, to cameras, convertibles and even in-car systems.
With the latest iteration of Google’s mobile software, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, having launched alongside the impressively priced Google Nexus 4 late last year, it has been widely rumoured that the next rendition, Android 4.3 will be formally unveiled next week.
With Google having teased a July 24 event, it has been suggested Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will enter the realms of reality alongside a revised, second-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet.
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