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Noon News: 200M Android Devices Activated, iPhone 5 Screen Protection, BlackBerry 7 Sales

Search engine giant Google has announced that the company has activated 200 million Android devices worldwide. The announcement was made during the launch of Google's Google Music service, which lets users store music online and stream it to their devices.

Apple devices might soon incorporate a protective system similar to an airbag to keep their sensitive and costly displays intact; the company filed a patent application that has recently come to light detailing the solution for creating more resistant glass screens.

The European Commission has said that consumers look upon copyright as some sort of punishment, criticising the existing copyright system. European Commission vice president for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes has claimed that the current copyright system is not delivering enough benefits to the artists.

The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, established by Google's co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe co-founder as well as his wife Anne Wojcicki, have donated $500,000 to The Wikimedia Foundation which runs Wikipedia.

Research in Motion's Blackberry 7 smartphones had a booming start but the sales of the new smartphones are dipping, it has been claimed. Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley observed that Blackberry 7 sales are slowing down despite a great start, c|net reports.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.