16 May 2017
Google's annual developer conference Google I/O 2017 is currently underway where the search giant is expected to make a bunch of announcements related to different products and services. But before all that, Google CEO Sundar Pichai started the keynote by revealing some numbers about the usage of its seven most widely used apps.
The biggest star of the announcement was the Android operating system with over 2 billion monthly active devices. This makes it the world's biggest smartphone operating system by miles. Its closest rival as of now is Apple's iOS which was announced to be having over 1 billion active devices about one and a half years ago.
Pichai further announced that Google now sees over a billion monthly active users on Google Search, Android, Chrome browser, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Play, and Gmail. Breaking down these number further, he revealed YouTube users now watch more than 1 billion hours of videos each day. Similarly, Google Maps users use the tool for navigating over 1 billion kilometers on daily basis.
While both these Google services are already over the 1 billion mark, many other apps are growing at a good rate to reach the magical number as well. For example, Google Drive now has over 800 million active users as compared to reaching 100 million only four years ago. As for Google's photo management app Google Photos, it has now crossed 500 million active users with over 1 billion photos being uploaded to the service each day.
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