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Would be against our religion to block Facebook Home, says Google boss

According to a report in Guardian, Schmidt also denied there is any tension with Samsung, the only Android handset manufacturer making substantial profits.

twitter-logoANI | April 17, 2013 | Updated 18:39 IST

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has denied claims that the firm is planning block Facebook Home , the new app for Android phones.

Schmidt said it would be 'against our religion' to try to block the social networking giant's new feature that effectively takes over the device to display Facebook updates and photos.

According to a report in Guardian, Schmidt also denied there is any tension with Samsung, the only Android handset manufacturer making substantial profits.

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Speaking at the AllThingsDigital Mobile conference in New York, Schmidt said reports of tension between the search giant and its smartphone counterpart were incorrect, and that the relationship "has turned out to be the defining one" in Android.

He also revealed that the number of Android activations, phones that are connecting to Google's server as they are first used, has now hit 1.5 million per day.

According to the daily, that compares to 1.4 million per day last month, and 1.3 million in autumn 2012.

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