Gmail crosses 10 billion installs on Android, fourth Google app to do so

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Android’s Gmail app has become the fourth Google app to reach 10 billion installs. The only other apps from Google to make the leap are the Google Play Services app, YouTube, and Google Maps.

The Gmail app, Google’s go-to email app for Android phones, was launched in 2004 and has been popular with Android users ever since. Also a default app on many new Android phones, the Gmail app has become a crucial addition to productivity apps for students and professionals over the years.

The app is no longer just an email client, having been loaded with features that make it a complete communication platform today, with better integration with other Google services like Meet and Hangouts.

Gmail has also had a few alternatives from Google itself over the years, which likely slowed its progress to the 10 billion install mark. This includes Google’s Inbox app, which started off very popular but was eventually retired. There’s also the Gmail Lite app, a lighter offering that offers all the important features of the default Gmail app for low-end devices like entry-level smartphones.

As a report from android font, the next Google app to cross the 10 billion mark could be the Chrome browser for Android. The popular browser is also a common find on most Android phones these days, also the default browser app in phones from many OEMs. Known for its fast tab management and ever-expanding feature set, Chrome is one of the most popular browsers today.

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