Google I/O 2022 figures: billions of Android devices, more
Google I/O is the tech giant’s annual chance to brag about its victories and also provide meaningful updates on the position of its various products. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the key numbers and metrics from Google I/O 2022.
24 new languages
Google announced early on at I/O 2022 that Translate is supporting 24 new languages, in one of the product’s biggest expansions in years.
86 billion greener kilometers
Google’s “eco-friendly” routes in Maps have so far taken users over 86 billion miles that are greener than the standard method. These routes are often a few minutes slower, but represent more fuel-efficient driving. Google estimates that number will double by the end of this year.
2 billion looking for COVID vaccines
Sundar Pichai revealed at Google I/O 2022 that Google Search and Google Maps generated over 2 billion searches for COVID vaccine locations.
Google Messages has 500 million users
RCS messaging is the next big thing for Android, and Google today announced that its efforts have been quite successful. In the Google Messages app alone, RCS has over 500 million monthly active users. And these users will also benefit from encryption in group chats later this year!
WearOS has 3x as many active devices in the last year
Thanks to the debut of Wear OS 3 and, more so, a partnership with Samsung on the Galaxy Watch 4, Google says there are 3 times more Wear OS devices active today than there were a year ago. previously. This shows both how popular the Galaxy Watch 4 series has been, as well as how terrible the state of Wear OS was before. But hey, progress! And a Pixel watch!
Android-a 3 billions active devices
There are now 3 billion Android devices that have been active in the last month. Google says more than a billion devices have been added in the past year alone.
The Pixel 6a is $449
Google’s latest midrange smartphone is the Pixel 6a, which will arrive in July for $449 with a full Tensor processor and more.
270 million large screen active devices
Google says large-screen devices, like Android tablets, are becoming popular. Apparently, the form factor is approaching 270 million active devices. And that’s before Google’s Pixel tablet made its debut.
‘20+ Google apps optimized for tablets”
On that note, Google announced that it has optimized 20 of its own apps for tablets, with updates starting today. Some notable examples include YouTube Music, Maps, Messages, and others. The Google Play Store is also reviewing the layout of its tablet.
Six new Pixel products at Google I/O 2022
To wrap up the Google I/O 2022 keynote, Google showed off six new Pixel products. The Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Tablet were all featured.
Of them times Google released a product called “Wallet”
I/O 2022 brought back the Google Wallet brand, a name that Google killed off in 2015 in favor of Android Pay, which has since become Google Pay. Time is a circle.
500k apps created with Flutter
Google’s Flutter coding language now has over 500,000 apps using it.
How many times was Stadia mentioned at Google I/O 2022?
Well, at least for the opening speech. Google will surely be tackling Stadia through its various development sessions over the next two days, but the cloud gaming service has certainly missed out on the spotlight at any time.
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