Andy Rubin, Android smartphones are now being activated 700,000 times in a single day. In the big scheme of things, that shows amazing growth. The OS is quite popular, but growing from 550,000 daily activations in July to 700K is incredible! It was estimated that we may be at 1 million activations a day by October 20th, but it undoubtedly digressed from the projected path.
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rumors for a while now that Google was hard at work on its own MP3 music store. Google does have its music streaming cloud service that lets the user upload tunes they already have to the cloud. We also know that Google had worked to get a music store open in the past, but that ultimately failed to happen.
tweet with some interesting stats on how many Android devices are activated each day and the information is very interesting.
Android Remains Open, Android Remains Powerful and rehashing it. That's not to say that Andy read what I wrote over there and decided he ought to write one too, but you never know!
rumors that Google is locking down the OS, taking to the official Android Developers blog to deny that there has been "a change in strategy" in how it deals with OEMs, modifications, or hardware. "Our approach remains unchanged: there are no lock-downs or restrictions against customizing UIs" Rubin insists. "There are not, and never have been, any efforts to standardize the platform on any single chipset architecture." Talk of a more stringent approach to Android modification broke last week, with insiders claiming Google had begun to prioritize vendors who would agree not to modify the OS or its UI. The so-called "anti-fragmentation clauses," Rubin says, have however been in place since Android 1.0, and the only demands Google makes is that manufacturers hold to certain core specifications if they want to use Google's own apps. As for Honeycomb and the release of the Android 3.0 source code, Rubin says that "the Android team is still hard at work to bring all the new Honeycomb features to phones" and that "as soon as this work is completed, we’ll publish the code."