Google sees Android success

Google said more than 100,000 smartphones running on its Android mobile operating system are now activated daily and its library of applications has grown to 50,000, underscoring rapid adoption of the devices. The Internet search and advertising leader said yesterday that searches on its mobile Internet search engine have quintupled in just the past two years. At its annual developer's conference, Google executives outlined how the Android – an operating system introduced last year in competition with Apple and Palm – is gaining traction. The tie-up may extend Google and Intel’s reach beyond the personal computer and into the $70bn television broadcasting ad market.