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Google Phone reaches over 500 million installs on the Play Store

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Google Phone is the default dialer application on Pixels and Android One smartphones. This app along with Google Messages later started coming pre-installed on select devices from different OEMs. It was even made available to install on most handsets earlier this year. As a result, it has now reached over 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

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Phone by Google is a simple and clean dialer applicati on. It is an easy-to-use and straightforward app, unlike certain dialers apps found in Android skins by different OEMs.

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Hence, select companies, mostly Chinese like Xiaomi and OnePlus started shipping their devices in certain regions with Google Phone and Google Messages, instead of their own solutions. The search giant added support for more smartphones so that interested users can directly download these apps from the Google Play Store.

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Hence, the userbase of Google Phone started increasing with the help of Pixels, Android One devices, select devices from different OEMs, and users who installed them manually on supported phones. Thus, it has now finally hit over 500 million installs on the Play Store.

With more OEMs opting for Google Phone on their devices, we can expect the download figure to reach over 1 billion in the coming months or years.

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