Google Hits 100 Million Android Devices, Activates 400,000 Per Day

Google has released some details on Android activations an this year Google I/O conference, and the company is now activating more than 400,000 Android devices per day.

Google also announced that they have activated a total of 100 million Android devices, since the Android platform launched, that is an impressive figure and we expect to see this increase quite a lot over the next 12 months.

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Lian Li PC-U6 Cowry Special Edition Case (video)

Lian Li have unveiled their latest case creation in the form of the PC-U6 Cowry who’s shape has been inspired by nature and the sea. Lian Li has designed their new case to not only attract gamers but also attract “an entirely new demographic will begin looking at how their computer case can act as an artistic expression.” explain Lain Li.

The new PC-U6 Cowry case will fit Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards and has a ATX PS/2 power supply unit as standard, that mounts at the base of the case right above ventilating holes protected by a washable air filter. Watch the promo video after the jump to see the styling on the case in more detail.

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7th Generation iPod Nano To Feature A Camera

It is that time of the year again, we we start to hear rumors about this years new iPod’s from Apple, we already heard a rumor last month that the new iPod Nano would feature a camera.

Last month there was a photo showing the inside back casing on the new iPod Nano, and now the same site, Apple.Pro has obtained another photo of what is reported to be the back of the 7th generation iPod Nano.

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Google Unveils Android Open Accessory standard

Another announcement from Google at IO has unveiled Google’s brand new Android Open Accessory standard which is Arduino based and allows Android devices to integrate with hardware via USB or shortly to be supported in the near future Bluetooth.

Previously many Android-powered devices were only capable of acting as a USB device and could not initiate connections with external USB devices. Android Open Accessory support overcomes this limitation and allows you to build accessories that can interact with an assortment of Android-powered devices by allowing the accessory initiate the connection.

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Google Android @ Home Announced

We certainly have had some interesting announcements for Google today, the latest one is called Android @ Home, and Google has unveiled the Android @ Home framework.

The Android @ Home framework is designed to transform an Android device into a home automation controller, that can be used to control a range of devices around the home, from games consoles, to appliances and lights.

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Google Announces Plans To Deal With Android Fragmentation

Android fragmentation has been some what of a problem for Google, with a lot of manufacturers taking a long time to get the latest version of Android on their devices, and Google has announced how it intends to combat Android fragmentation at this years Google I/O.

We have already heard that Android Ice Cream Sandwich will unify devices with it being released for both Android tablets and smartphones, and now Google has announced that has agreed with a number of manufacturers and mobile operators to form a partnership that is designed to put an end to Android fragmentation.

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Google TV Getting Android 3.1, Android Market

Google has announced that Google TV will be getting an update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb later this year, and this update will also bring the Android Market to Google TV.

Google will be launching a range of developer tools specifically for Google TV, and we suspect that we will see a lot of Android developers producing apps for Google TV.

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Music Beta By Google Gets Official (Video)

We have been hearing about Google’s online music service for a while now, and Google has officially unveiled Music Beta by Google at this years Google I/O conference.

Music Beta by Google will let you upload up to 20,000 tracks, and you can then stream them to any computer via the web and also on Android tablets and smartphones.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Coming To Tablets And Smartphones

As well as announcing Android 3.1 for tablets which will arrive first on the Motorola Xoom, Google also announced Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which will launch in Q4 of 2011 and will work on both tablets and smartphones.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich will unify the current smartphone version of Android and the current tablet version, bringing one version of Android to both types of devices.

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Google Launching Android 3.1 On Motorola Xoom

We love the fact that Google’s Android updates, no matter how incremental, usually bring a tone of good stuff along. And the first Honeycomb update hitting Verizon Motorola Xooms as we speak is no different. Not only does it bring Google’s new movie rentals, but it also adds a handy dandy USB host mode that will let you connect the vast majority of USB devices to your tablet, including external USB drives, digital cameras  and dare we say it, other Android tablets. Also Xbox and PlayStation controllers apparently, which should see an emulation renaissance on the system if nothing else.

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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Details Trickle Out

You don’t codename your game Project Colossus  unless you’re prepared to deliver something truly magnificent or a truly colossal shot of disappointment. With the kind of showing Battlefield 3 is putting up, however, Activision can’t really afford to go that route. In fact, they’re taking a page out of EA’ playbook, with one report suggesting destructible environments may be making their series debut.

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Portal 2 Writer’s Lecture Now Available For Mandatory Viewing

You may have read Old Man Murray back in the day, in which case you’re excused, jump straight into the video with our blessings. If, however, this is the first time you’re hearing the name of one the finest wordsmiths plying their trade in the interactive entertainment industry (Erik Wolpaw), we’ll just detain you long enough to warn you of his awesomeness. It has been known to overwhelm.

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