Google Reaches New Milestone for Android

September 25, 2012

With the launch of the sixth generation iPhone upon us, it seems only natural that Google would feel a little neglected. So in order to give Google’s Android a little love, CNET News has covered a milestone worth noting in the article, “Google: 500 Million Android Devices Activated.”

According to Hugo Bara, Android’s director of product management, as of September 12, 500 million Android devices have been activated globally. That is 1 million more than the number that had been activated as of June at the rate of 1 million per day.

When looking towards the future of what Google has in store for Android 4.0, the article states:

“Indeed, the transition to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich is still grinding along slowly, with the earlier Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread still claiming 57 percent share of usage. Gingerbread is looking more and more like Windows XP: an operating system whose wide use means developers will have to support old technology for a long time. Ice Cream Sandwich has 20.9 percent of usage, now finally increasing steadily after months of little movement following its 2011 debut. Jelly Bean is at 1.2 percent, according to Google’s measurements.”

We are interested to see what Google has in store for the next generation Android, but for now we will just congratulate them for achieving this feat.

Jasmine Ashton, September 25, 2012

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