Google’s services powered by 5000 times more code than the original space shuttle
Chrome also has 135 times as much code as a simple iPhone photo editing app
You interact with millions of lines of Google code every day. There’s a lot of code that springs into action every time you check your Gmail or plug in a search.
Google is powered by billions of lines of code. But just how much code goes into Google’s internet services might surprise you.
Google’s internet services run on 2 billion lines of code — 5000 times more than the original Space Shuttle.
Google Chrome also has 135 times as much code as a simple iPhone photo editing app.
Although nearly all the software we use today has thousands of times as much code as the original Unix operating system, developed by AT&T in 1970, Google still blows its competitors away in terms of sheer length.
Here’s how many lines of code are in your favorite apps and services: