Android just keeps on getting bigger. Last year, Google announced that its mobile operating system had over a billion active users, and at this year's Nexus event, the company revealed that this figure has now topped 1.4 billion actives over the last 30 days. "The scale at which everything is working is pretty breathtaking to see," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai, emphasizing that the company is always investing "in large, open ecosystems, platforms." Google Play is one of those, with Pichai announcing the platform now has over 1 billion active users. He also mentioned that over 20 million Chromecasts have been sold to date.
Hitting this one billion mark is now pretty commonplace for Google's services. Earlier this year at Google I/O, the company announced that it had over a billion active users each for Chrome, Android, and YouTube, with Gmail lagging just a shade behind with 900 million people signed up. Of course, Google can always get more people on board though, with Pichai stating that the company is "well on [its] way to bringing the next billion devices online."