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
Queuing Up for Chotskies

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.
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.

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