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Google: Over 100,000 Android Activations Daily

Mobile innovation is ramping up and Google's Android software is helping to power many of the latest devices. Meanwhile, the search giant has another operating system in the works, Chrome OS, that will power a new generation of Web-oriented netbooks coming out this fall.

DevX reports on how Google sees both operating systems evolving and what new kinds of mobile devices are still to come.


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Google executives said their strategy of releasing different operating systems is playing out just fine despite the potential for confusion among developers and IT buyers as to which will win out long term. That's because eventually there will be one operating system.

Android, the open source mobile OS behind a growing number of smartphones and other devices, is racking up over 100,000 new hardware activations a day, according to Andy Rubin, the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) vice president who leads the company's Android development efforts. Chrome OS, still in beta, is set to power a new generation of Web-based netbooks due out this fall.

"Over time, these things will have to be unified," Vic Gundotra, Google's vice president of engineering, said during a press panel here at the company's big Google's I/O developer's conference.

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