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Google + has 90M plus users

Despite what some may call a shaky start search giant Google has proven it knows how to network, with an announcement (January 19) that its social media experiment is anything but.

In a post on his Google+ page chief executive officer Larry Page shared links to the recent Google earnings updates and quotes from his press release – which seems fitting given the content of the news.

So let's get to it! The important facts you need to know from Page's fourth-quarter earnings call are:

Google+ Users hit 90 million

The social network was only officially launched in October last year, but that has not stopped it from more than doubling in size.

With an initial user base of 40 million members, it is obvious that an increase of this magnitude is big news.

Page also said that engagement on the popular site was improving: "I have some amazing data to share there for the first time: +users are very engaged with our products – over 60% of them engage daily, and over 80% weekly."

More than 700,000 Android devices are activated daily

Yet irrespective of how well Google+ is performing, it seems that the company's best results came in the form of Androids.

In fact, in Google speak: "Android is quite simply mind boggling."

New figures show that 700,000 phones are activated every day and on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 3.7 million new Androids lit up for the first time.

Page made it clear he was impressed with the results, especially given that 11 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android market.

Motorola will continue to be an important 'partner'

And when asked whether rumours surrounding a possible takeover of long-term business partner Motorola Mobility, it was made clear that in this case there was no basis to the claims.

"I think we've done a great job managing our partner ecosystem [and] we'll continue to do that," Page said.

Posted by Aimee McBride