Google just made two rather significant announcements. The first is that 160,000 new Android handsets are activated every day — which is about 60,000 more than just a month ago.

The second is that Google Android 2.2 is now open source, meaning it’s likely to start showing up on phones that aren’t the Google Nexus One pretty soon.

Opening up the source code also makes it a lot easier for developers to examine the inner workings of the operating system and code their apps accordingly. It also means that anyone, developer or otherwise, can take a look at a detailed list of features available in the Software Development Kit.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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