Android Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Android statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Android Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 2008
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
  • Founder(s): Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White
  • Parent Company: Google

What is Android?

Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and the mobile platform for the digital behemoth Google. Unlike Apple’s iOS, Android is not married to any one hardware manufacturer, making it easier for its market share to grow.

Android Versions and Release Years:

  • Android (1.0) 2008
  • Petit Four (1.1) 2009
  • Cupcake (1.5) 2009
  • Donut (1.6) 2009
  • Eclair (2.1) 2009
  • Froyo (2.2) 2010
  • Gingerbread (2.3) 2011
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) 2011
  • Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2, 4.3) 2012
  • KitKat (4.4) 2013
  • Lollipop (5.0, 5.1) 2014
  • Marshmallow (6.0) 2015
  • Nougat (7.0, 7.1) 2016
  • Oreo (8.0, 8.1) 2017
  • Pie (9.0) 2018

Android User Count

How many Android users are there?

2.5 billion monthly active users

Last updated 5/7/19


Android Revenue Totals

Amount US Android users spent in the Google Play Store (annually):

(source)


Additional Android Statistics

Android’s share of the global mobile operating system market:

86.1%

Last updated 4/2/20


Android’s share of all devices connected to the internet globally:

37.93%

Last updated 4/3/17


Android’s share of the US mobile operating system market:

62%

Last updated 12/6/17


Android’s share of the Chinese mobile phone market:

76.4%

Last updated 4/20/16


Average number of times Android users touch their phones each day:

2,617 times

Last updated 7/28/16


Average daily Android activations:

1.5 million

Last updated 4/16/13


Android share of mobile enterprise market:

25%

Last updated 8/11/15


Number of different Android devices:

4,000+ devices

Last updated 9/29/15


Number of Android device manufacturers:

more than 400

Last updated 5/28/15


Number of different mobile carriers that offer Android devices:

500 carriers

Last updated 5/28/15


Number of Android Wear apps available:

4,000 apps

Last updated 5/28/15


Android Wear’s Percentage of smartwatch sales in 2015:

less than 10%


Android Wear’s share of the wearables OS market:

17%

Last updated 9/14/15


Android’s share of the overall tablet market:

70%

Last updated 11/25/15


Amount of revenue the Android operating system has reportedly generated for Google:

$31 billion

Last updated 1/21/16


Number of Android smartphone models launched in 2015:

over 600


Number of Android Wear smartwatch makers:

12

Last updated 5/18/16


Number of car models and stereos running Android Auto:

over 100

Last updated 5/18/16


Total number of times Android Auto has been downloaded:

100 million downloads

Last updated 1/13/20


Country that downloaded the most Android apps in 2016:

India


Number of US banks that support Google Pay:

2,000 banks

Last updated 4/11/19


How many people use Google Pay?

100 million installs

Last updated 4/18/18


Number of countries Google Pay is available in:

20

Last updated 8/2/18


Average number of google Pay transactions in India:

230 million

Last updated 8/28/18


Number of transactions that have taken place on Google Pay in India:

750 million

Last updated 8/28/18


Percentage of Japanese smartphones that are Android:

55%

Last updated 12/6/17


Android’s smartphone market share in India:

94%

Last updated 1/17/17


Estimated number of active Android devices that are out of date and won’t be updated:

1 billion

Last updated 11/14/17


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Oreo operating system:

21.5%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Nougat operating system:

28.9%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Marshmallow operating system:

21.3%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Lollipop operating system:

17.9%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the KitKat operating system:

7.6%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Jelly Bean operating system:

3.0%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system:

0.3%

Last updated 12/9/18


Percentage of Android devices that are running on the Gingerbread operating system:

0.2%

Last updated 12/9/18


Amount Android developers have earned to date:

$80 billion

Last updated 2/4/20


Number of Android Wear downloads:

10 million

Last updated 12/21/17


Top Android Apps by Revenue in 2019:

  1. Pandora
  2. Google One
  3. Tinder
  4. HBO Now
  5. Disney+
  6. Twitch
  7. Bumble
  8. ESPN
  9. LiveMe
  10. MeetMe

(source)


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Android stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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