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Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Anyone who's tried to browse Reddit on their phone's web browser will be familiar with the constant popups prompting users to download the mobile app instead. Well, it looks like making their mobile site virtually unusable has paid off for the site, as its official Android app has just passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store.

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Google Assistant now works with over 50,000 smart home devices

Google Assistant now works with over 50,000 smart home devices

Back in 2018, Google touted that the Assistant worked on over 10,000 smart home gadgets from 1,000 different brands — that's quite a lot of speakers, smart bulbs, cameras, and other hardware that the Assistant can either control or is built into. But in the two intervening years, that number has further exploded, and today Google claims that the Assistant now works with over 50,000 devices from over 5,500 brands. That's some serious growth.

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Google Assistant's redundant standalone app reaches 100 million installs on Android

Google Assistant's redundant standalone app reaches 100 million installs on Android

Some of us are old enough to remember that Google Assistant first showed up in Allo before launching exclusively on the first-gen Pixels in October 2016. You may also recall that after spreading to more devices, Assistant got its very own "app" on the Play Store in October 2017. Similarly to the Google Podcasts app, it's just a shortcut to the Assistant, the functionality of which remains part of the main Google app. Given the non-essential nature of the app, you'll forgive us for being surprised to see it reach 100 million installs on the Play Store.

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WhatsApp now serves 2 billion monthly users worldwide

WhatsApp now serves 2 billion monthly users worldwide

No sooner had WhatsApp reached one milestone than it's ready to surpass another. Today, the service has announced that it's serving 2 billion monthly users worldwide, doubling its 2016 reach.

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Tez, aka Google Pay for India, reaches 100 million installs on the Play Store

Tez, aka Google Pay for India, reaches 100 million installs on the Play Store

Gather 'round folks, Tez celebration time! Google's mobile payment solution for India, formerly known as Tez and later rebranded to Pay, has reached an important milestone in its software life: 100 million installs on the Play Store. This is usually when developers bring out the big cake and everyone wishes them zero bugs and 100% positive reviews for the months to come.

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Google Duo passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google Duo passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

Knock Knock! Who's there? Duo. Duo who? Du-o know that Google's video calling app has just surpassed 500 million installs on the Play Store? We need to take a few minutes to celebrate this milestone.

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[Update: Not very new] Play Store now supports pre-registration reward levels

[Update: Not very new] Play Store now supports pre-registration reward levels

The Play Store now supports reward tiers for apps in the pre-registration phase, allowing developers to entice potential customers to pre-register for more goodies once the app launches. It's not a new concept, but we've never seen it on the Play Store before.

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Google Calendar reaches 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google Calendar reaches 500 million installs on the Play Store

We like celebrating milestones in download and install numbers here on Android Police. It's a silly little habit we got into that makes us reflect on the history of a certain app and its number of users, and see if we can glean any insider information from it. Just last week, Google Calculator reached 100M installs and a few days ago, more niche and recent apps Google Classroom and YouTube for Android TV got to 10M. Larger numbers are a little tougher to achieve unless you're part of an elite and this is the case with Google Calendar today: it has reached 500M installs.

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Android Auto app reaches 10 million installs on the Play Store

Android Auto app reaches 10 million installs on the Play Store

It's a good milestone day for Android's side-projects and apps. Earlier we reported that the Android Wear app had reached 10 million downloads on the Play Store and now we're seeing the same number for the Android Auto app.

10 million downloads since March of 2015 is a nice number, especially considering that the app is geo-restricted and you either have to be aware that it works on phones without needing a compatible car or have to have purchased a new compatible car or heads-up unit in the past 2 years or so to know about it. By comparison, the Android Wear app has been available for about 3 and half years, is available worldwide, and the cost of entry is much lower (if you don't take into account those who use the Auto app as standalone).

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YouTube now receives one billion hours of watch time every day

YouTube now receives one billion hours of watch time every day

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