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MWC 2010: Android mobile phone sales surging

MWC 2010: Android mobile phone sales surging

Take-up for Android mobile phones is running at 60,000 per day, driven by across the board adoption of the operating system by a host of mobile manufacturers.

The latest sales figures for the handsets sere revealed in a keynote speech at the Mobile World Conference given by Google's Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt.

Mr Schmidt went on to outline the centrality of mobile phones to the company's business strategy and claimed that the search giant's goal in years to come is to "make mobile the answer to pretty much everything".

Google's Eric Tseng also took centre stage at the trade expo to show off Flash running on Android - a move interpreted by many as a clear affront to Apple, which has been criticised for the lack of Flash support on its newly announced iPad.

Mr Tseng demonstrated Android working in conjunction with Flash 10.1, to emphasise that the software could be handled with all its trimmings activated.

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