The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

At I/O 2017, Google's VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world.

Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed to the platform. Similarly, Android Auto is picking up momentum, and will soon be heading to Audi cars.

Google is continuing to gain ground in the education sector with Chromebooks, with over 60% of K-12 laptops sold in the U.S. powered by the platform. With 1 million new activations every month, Android TVs are also on the rise. Google launched a fourth preview for Android Things IoT earlier this week, and a full launch is slated for later this year.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.