Google Play passes 20 billion app installs

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By Kathleen De Vere Comments

Users have downloaded more than 20 billion apps and there are more than 600,000 apps available in Google Play. The updated figures were revealed today at the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco.

Google also revealed more than 50 percent of app revenues in Google Play now come from in-app purchases. The company has also added features to make Android apps more user friendly. Users on Gingerbread and above now have access to smart updates, which allows them to download only the parts of an APK that need to be updated. This will reduce bandwidth use for both users and carriers.