The Android platform has been present for more than a decade and during this period it has seen a huge growth. Google’s mobile operating system has now set a new record – Android is on more than three billion active devices.
Because Android is an open source platform, phone makers were free to embrace the software and even modify it to differentiate their devices. This was a successful approach because the vast majority of phone makers agreed to use Android instead of their own operating system.
Google first reached one billion active devices with Android in 2014, and in 2019 there were 2.5 billion devices using this mobile OS.
The new achievement of the platform was announced during the Google I / O conference and with three billion actively used devices, the Android user base significantly surpasses Apple’s iOS platform, which has an active base of over one billion users as of this year.