Anujeet MajumdarJul 22, 2013 13:28:06 IST
Google had some news to share while talking about its revenue earning's last week, and the news seemed pretty big. While talking about some of the milestones achieved in the second quarter of 2013 while on a conference call, Google’s CEO Larry Page revealed that more than 1.5 million Android devices are being activated every day. While this number is huge, the growth jump is a bit less impressive keeping in mind that Google had announced last year in September that the company was seeing 1.3 million Android devices being activated daily.
One of the previous announcements by the company stated that there were now more than 900 million activated devices globally. While talking about this, Google’s head honcho said that this is “pretty amazing given the first Android phone launched less than five years ago.”
And the achieved milestones did not stop there, because Page revealed that Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, has seen an exponential level of growth as well, with over 50 billion apps having been downloaded. This is literally double the number that the company had revealed last year in September, where the count stood at 25 billion downloaded apps. Apple’s App store was earlier reported cruising past this number in May. If Google can keep this kind of growth steady, it may be possible for Google’s Play Store to cross the Apple App Store in total app downloads later this year or early next year.
Google's CEO Larry Page reveals new milestones in Q2 of 2013...
Another milestone that Page was keen on talking about was the success of the company’s Web browser, Google Chrome. While talking about this, the head honcho revealed that though the browser was only four years old, as earlier reported, there is now more than 750 million Chrome users worldwide.
While Q2 of 2013 seems peppered with mammoth milestones for Google, there were some parties not so impressed, including Wall Street. From what can be seen so far, it seems that investors were dissapointed with the Web giant’s performance, with reported revenues for the second quarter of 2013 standing at $14.11 billion resulting in a share price of $9.56 per share.
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