Google says it has 900 million Android activations

The company also launches new APIs to improve Android apps

By Zach Miners and Martyn Williams, IDG News Service |  Internet, Android, Android apps

Lastly, a new GCM API synchronizes notifications across different devices, so if a user dismisses a notification on their phone, for instance, it also disappears on their Android tablet.

The moves are all designed to let developers bring more capabilities to their apps and reduce the friction involve in downloading and installing apps.

The new APIs are available in a new version of Google Play Services that rolls out Tuesday.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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