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Google tends to use its annual Google I/O conference to drop a bunch of stats about its achievements – and 2013 is no different. Check out key data on Android devices, Google Play downloads and more.

Google I/O 2013 Android activations
photo: Janko Roettgers

Here are some of the key data points coming out of Google’s 2013 I/O keynote:

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  • Android device activations: Google has activated 900 million Android devices. The announcement comes just two months after Android hit another milestone: In March, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that the mobile operating system had surpassed 750 million activated devices, with more than 250 million activations in the six preceding months alone. At last year’s I/O, Google announced 400 million activated devices.
  • Google Play: now clocks more than 2.5 billion installs every month. Altogether, Google Play has seen 48 billion app downloads since it launched as the Android Market in late 2008.
  • Google Cloud Messaging: 60 percent of top on apps in Google Play today are using Google Cloud Messaging, and they’re pushing 17 billion messages per day.
  • Google Chrome: 750 million active users of Chrome.
  • Google Maps: 1 million websites are using Google Maps integrated into their sites.

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  1. No. Android has 900 mil activations. Nothing was said about the number of devices, and while still a huge number, depending on the number of activations per device (resets, upgrades, etc), the number of devices is certainly less than the number of activations.

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