Emphasising that once the emergency is past, the world will not look the same, Pichai said that some social norms will change and many businesses are looking to reinvent their operations.
“We will see a long-term acceleration of movement from businesses to digital services, including increased online work, education, medicine, shopping and entertainment. These changes will be significant and lasting," said Pichai.
People are spending significantly more time on their Android apps with downloads of apps from Google Play rising 30 per cent from February to March.
"YouTube watch-time has also significantly increased. One area in particular is live streams. I hope you saw Andrea Bocelli on YouTube live on Easter, which just had over 39 million views and it was truly beautiful," Pichai added.
Android previewed Android 11, which includes seamless 5G connectivity and a smarter keyboard with a faster messaging experience.
"And as I mentioned, we have seen significant growth in play. There are now over 2.5 billion monthly active play devices worldwide. And in hardware, we saw a decline in device activations in the quarter due to falling customer demand globally. But I'm excited about the product roadmap ahead for the year, including yesterday's launch of Pixel Buds 2," said Pichai.