There are over 2 billion active Android devices today

Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off I/O 2017 by highlighting the growth of Android — the world's largest operating system now powers over 2 billion devices.

Pichai shared usage statistics for other Google products: Photos launched two years ago, clocking over 500 million users and processing 1.2 billion photos per day. People are watching over 1 billion hours' worth of video on YouTube daily, and Maps is similarly serving directions for 1 billion kilometers on a daily basis.

Drive has also posted an impressive growth, with the cloud storage service crossing over 800 million users. Pichai said that it is "a privilege to serve users at this scale," and that Google is increasingly leveraging machine learning and AI in its products.

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.

  • That's great, but how many of them are on at least Marshmallow and above? Project Treble is exciting. Here's hoping it helps fixing the fragmentation issue.
  • 1 billion still waiting on that Froyo update.
  • I want to know how many devices are powered by Android globally when you subtract China and other markets that do not have the Play Store. My definition of Android is having access to the Google Play Store and its services. Using that criteria, how many devices are powered by Android, globally? Is there any organization that makes that distinction and provides those numbers?
  • This IS the number of devices with the Play Store. Google only counts devices that have Google Play Services installed, so units in China, for example, do not factor into this number.
  • Wonder how many actual users though. I have seven active Android devices myself. I bet there are many more like me too.