Enterprise Mobility: Android Drives 1OOM Smartphones, Tablets as 400,000 Devices Go Live Daily

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-05-11 Print this article Print
SAN FRANCISCO—Despite blogger buzz that there wouldn't be a new major product launched at Google's fourth annual Google I/O developer conference, the search engine kicked off its fourth annual Google I/O developers' conference with a bang. The company unveiled the long-awaited Music Beta by Google's cloud storage service and a movies app for the Android Market Webstore. Google also introduced Android@Home, the company's bid to position Android as a home operating environment to control lights, alarm clocks and other home appliances in the future. Hugo Barra, director of Android product management, opened the keynote May 10 by ripping off a number of eye-popping stats to the delight of users. "It's hard to believe a little more than two and a half years ago, we were just one device, launching in one country, on one carrier," Barra wrote in a blog post. Of course, when you launch an open-source mobile operating system and cut it loose to the world, a lot can happen. And happen it did. The growth has been huge in just a few short years. In this eWEEK slide show, Google executives walk through some of the key stats they presented at Google I/O.

Queuing Up for Chotskies

The scene on the first floor of the Moscone Center West, with developers lining up to claim their free T-shirts.
Queuing Up for Chotskies

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