The Google I/O 2012 event saw Google announce that its Android mobile platform has reached 400 million device activations with 1 million being added every day. Prior to Google I/O 2011, there had only been activations for 100 million devices; the acceleration was attributed mostly to countries like Brazil and India.

“The developing world is developing at an even faster pace,” said Google Android product management director Hugo Barra. “Really really exciting,”

Google’s app store, Google Play, has reached 600,000 apps with over 20 billion app installs. A year after launching the in-app billing on Google Play, more than 50 percent of revenue comes from that model.