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What’s in store for Google’s Android OS with the Expected Ramp-up in NOK Models Supporting Windows   

By EI Staff | September 09, 2013

Android and Play Store Growth in the Upward Trajectory

Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. came out with some impressive numbers for Android and Chrome usage at their Q2 2013 earnings call earlier this year.

Larry Page dug into the numbers pointing out that Google’s now activated more than 900 million Android devices worldwide with over 1.5 million devices being lined up daily. These numbers stand out since the 1st Android phone was launched less than 5 years ago. Mobile app usage is increasing at a rapid pace with over 50 billion apps being downloaded from the Google Play store.

He also highlighted the fact that they’ve already paid out more money to Android developers so far in 2013 than in the whole of 2012. Moreover, majority of the year-on-year and quarter-over-quarter growth was driven by Play Store digital sales of apps and content.

Interestingly, Nikesh Arora, Google’s Chief Business Officer, noted that thanks to the TrueView format, YouTube's mobile revenue in June of this year were 3x what it was at the beginning of the year. He also stated that “to help advertisers reach viewers across more screens, we have opened up our TrueView formats to all of our AdMob network across thousands of apps”.

Google Play now has people from over 190 countries downloading apps daily with over 50 billion apps being downloaded so far.

For the complete picture of Google’s performance this quarter and management’s color on their results visit

Google's Q2 2013 Earnings Call Transcript

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