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In the war for the next smartphone platform, all weapons are allowed, including some good old mapping captured in a 1080p HD video. The movie below, created by Google of course, reveals the succession of Android activations worldwide between October 2008 and January 2011. Note the small announcements in the top left corner, e.g. "Galaxy S Launch in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1..."

While the movie only shows a bunch of colorful sticks moving up and down located on dark geographical outlines, it still conveys some sort of real-time, raw data visual style that makes look both scientific and attractive.

Via Engadget.