If you’ve always wondered how many Android devices are running around the world at any given time, well Google CEO Sundar Pichai has you covered. According to Pichai, there are no less than 3 billion monthly active Android users around the world – take that iOS and Windows!

Android phone users cross 3 billion mark

While Sundar Pichai didn’t reveal the break-up of the 3 billion Android users around the world, he did mention one important statistic: Google added the last 1 billion Android users in just 2021 alone. Mind-boggling, right?

According to an IANS release, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned that consumers around the world had activated one billion Android phones in just 2021. 

“I am proud that Android remains the world’s most popular operating system with more than three billion monthly active devices worldwide. Last year alone, consumers activated one billion Android phones,” Sundar Pichai said during the company’s earnings call on Tuesday.

Just earlier this month, Google revealed its Pixel 6A smartphone, alongside its Pixel Buds Pro true-wireless headphones, both of which found mention in Sundar Pichai’s call highlights to investors around the world. “It is great to see the positive feedback so far,” Pichai was quoted as saying by agency reports about both the marquee Google hardware products.

Sundar Pichai’s Google stats and figures

On the topic of Google Lens, Sundar Pichai mentioned that people use the service to do visual searches more than 8 billion times per month.

With the new monolingual approach to Google Translate, Sundar Pichai suggested that Google  has added support for 24 new languages to Google Translate, which are spoken by 300 million people around the world.

On the topic of YouTube, Sundar Pichai had some more revelations on the Alphabet earnings call. According to Sundar Pichai, YouTube Shorts is watched by over 1.5 billion signed-in users every month with over 30 billion daily views. In the April-June period, YouTube TV surpassed 5 million subscribers, including trailers.

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