Sameer Samat, vice president of product management at Android and Google Play, revealed it at the Google I / O Developer Conference 2021.
Google has added more than 500 million active Android devices since the I / O event in 2019 and one billion devices since 2017.
However, according to media reports, there may be more active devices simulated if one takes into account the Chinese Android-based devices.
Apple revealed earlier this year that there are now over 1 billion active iPhones and 1.65 billion Apple devices in active use overall.
In January 2019, Apple said it had reached 900 million active iPhone users.
At the I / O 2021 conference, Google also unveiled a whole new look for its mobile operating system – Android 12 – with bigger buttons, a large clock on the home screen that changes in size to match. the number of notifications.
According to Samat, Android 12 includes the biggest design change in Android history.
“We rethought the whole experience, from colors to shapes, to light and movement. The result is that Android 12 is more expressive, dynamic and personal than ever, ”Samat told the conference.