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Android OS Now Running 2.5 Billion Devices Globally

Android is the most popular mobile OS, though over the course of the last few years, Google has also invested in KaiOS

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The Android mobile Operating System (OS) is now running on 2.5 billion devices globally, up from 2 billion, Google announced two years ago.

Stephanie Cuthbertson, Android’s Senior Director made the announcement at the I/O conference. This milestone for the company comes about ten years after the first release of Android.

“However, keep in mind that the numbers are based on Google Play Store statistics and it doesn’t take into account non-Google Play Store devices such as China’s Android devices without Google Play Services enabled.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

“So in reality, a lot more mobile devices are running Android right now,” GSMArena reported late on Wednesday.

The announcement was made during the launch of Android Q beta 3 OS, which is now available for 21 devices.

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Android is the most popular mobile OS, though over the course of the last few years, Google has also invested in KaiOS. (IANS)

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Here’s What 1.1 mn Children Learn About Santa Claus From Google Every Year

Additionally, search data reveals that there are on average 186,900 searches for 'How old is Santa' and 182,300 for 'Where is the North Pole' every year

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FILE - A man dressed as Santa Claus rides his sleigh, pulled by a reindeer, as he prepares for Christmas on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, northern Finland, Dec. 19, 2007. VOA

A recent report on Internet found that 1.1 million children learn online that Saint Nick is a fictitious character, as the first article in the search says ‘as adults we know Santa Claus is not real.’

When searching ‘Is Santa real’ the first article that is displayed comes from Quartz, which provides parents with advice on how to answer the question, dailymail.co.uk reported on Wednesday.

‘As adults we know Santa Claus isn’t real,’ an introductory sentence of the article reads.

Stephen Kenwright, Technical Search Engine Optimization Director at Rise at Seven, states that ‘Google is ranking this article on Quartz as the no.1 result based on the authority of the domain and reliability of the content.

‘Google’s algorithms choose the answer which best answers the question searched, taking safety into consideration all whilst being factually accurate.’

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Santa Claus dressed for Christmas. Wikimedia Commons

As per report, the results found that voice search technology responses are more creative when it comes to their responses to the query.

Alexa will reply with: ‘All I know is that someone has been eating mince pies and Father Christmas looks like the type.’

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“That’s something I am not allowed to disclause. I mean…disclose,” Siri replied.

Additionally, search data reveals that there are on average 186,900 searches for ‘How old is Santa’ and 182,300 for ‘Where is the North Pole’ every year. (IANS)

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