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Google: Android market has reached 100m devices

Google kicked off the firm’s annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco with a keynote address that hailed 100 million Android devices.

Google’s senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra took the stage hailing "how much had been achieved", cheekily unveiling a cartoon Android gobbling an Apple, in reference to gains made on the firm’s arch-rival.

Happy to prove the naysayers wrong, Barren hailed the growth of the Android platform as it blasted past the 100 million device milestone, revealing that Google was registering 400,000 new Android devices every day.

Barra highlighted a number of other statistics including the scale of industry support with 36 OEM manufacturers of 310 different models of Android device offered on 215 mobile carriers worldwide.

Android OS upgrades was always going to be a popular subject and Google kicked off by announcing an upgrade of the tablet Honeycomb OS to 3.1 which would begin rolling out to the Motorola Xoom immediately.

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