Android is still by far the largest used operating system on the planet and it’s easy to see why. With the vast amounts of Android device makers the platform is making in roads into every market in the world. So it’s no surprise that a new report says the active Android user base has grown to 1.4 billion. To illustrate Android’s growth, in 2014 they announced 1 billion active users and in 2013 900 million. With projects like Android One, Google is tapping markets that can’t afford the latest flagship phones like the Galaxy Note 5 or iPhone.
But not only is Android seeing a growth in emerging markets they’re also tapping into the business world with Android for Work. With Google working with BlackBerry to better secure the Android OS we’re certain this market will grow for Google. With services like Google Drive and the various cloud based productivity apps they have, enterprise is sure adopt Android when it’s better secured. Apple is also moving into enterprise with its partnership with Cisco but Google might be ahead of Apple with its cloud offerings.
With 1.4 billion active users now the one spot where Android falters is users running the latest version of Android. Out of the 1.4 billion only 20% of them (300 million) are running Android Lollipop while Apple already has 52% of their users on iOS9. But that’s still not doom and gloom, OEM’s are trying to get better at providing updates since earlier malware issues plagued the Android OS. If you’re concerned about always running the latest Android OS then Google’s Nexus line is the only choice to assure that you are.
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