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article imageYouTube: 'More Android phones activated than babies born'

By Kev Hedges     Jan 14, 2012 in Technology
It is a claim being made by Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content. Even if his figures are slightly exaggerated the fact is clear, there are more than 700,000 Android handsets being activated every day.
That compares to UN estimates of 300,000 babies born worldwide every day. In a jocular remark, Kyncl said that Google would now have to look for customers on other planets. The number of cell phone handset manufacturers launching Android phones are increasing rapidly.
Several manufacturers exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES2012) had new Android handsets and tablet devices on show. The show ran from Jan 10 to 13 and unveiled some of the top ten gadgets around on the market now.
Lenovo also pushed out a fabulous gadget called the Ideapad Yoga. It has a display that can fold all the way back into a tablet-like form factor, reports ars technica, and yes it can also do the "downward dog". The ultra-thin gadget is designed for use in tight spaces such as aircraft or crowded bars.
Ideapad Yoga  an innovative laptop that can be converted into a tablet computer.
Ideapad Yoga, an innovative laptop that can be converted into a tablet computer.
Meanwhile Microsoft and Nokia announced they will rival Google's Android operating system with a range of phones powered by Windows Phone 7. Look out for the Lumia 900 - a big brother of the Lumia 800, which was launched in Britain last year. The smartphone could hit shelves in the US as soon as March.
Android is a Linux-based operating system used on tablet computers and smartphones. While Google has its own range of Android smartphones the versatile nature of the Android operating system allows it to be used on smartphones, laptops, netbooks, smartbooks, tablet computers, E-book readers, TVs (Google TV), wristwatches, headphones, Car CD and DVD players, digital cameras, portable media players and other devices.
Smartphones burst onto the scene a few years ago and tablet computers followed soon after. As the technology improves at a rapid rate for both devices the line separating what makes a smartphone and what makes a tablet is beginning to blur as phones and tablets morph with phones getting bigger and tablets smaller.
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