For the launch of Google Music, the search giant has provided a few statistics about Android’s progress.
With the official launch of Google Music in the United States, with the consequential changes to the Android mobile platform, Google has used the event to provide us with a few statistics about the rapid uptake of the OS around the world.
In addition to being a Web service, Google Music has been presented as integration into Android Market so as to be able to provide a vast catalogue of tracks in 320 Kbps quality at 99 cents a song.
They have also taken a similar path to what is seen with iTunes on iOS, with sections dedicated to the discovery of artists, a recommendation engine, information about the artists (via YouTube, for example) and a music sharing system (well developed) with your contacts.
Increased content on the Android Market, more access This evolution has been developed over the last few quarters, with the release of an eBook sales platform and film renting/sales service which is available from the Android Market in the United States.
To assure the success of each of these new services to the Android Market portal, Google is planning on calling on their large user base. Google also reminded us that there are more than 200 million Android handsets in use around the world today.
Android, the most widely used platform in the world for smartphones and tablets, is also pursuing fast growth with more than 550 000 activations each day, compared to 500 000 daily activations in June 2011.