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The announcement is likely to be made at the Code Conference, which kicks off on May 30 and which Andy Rubin will be attending. Although interactive newspaper revenues have nearly tripled from $1.3 billion in 2003 (the first year the industry started reporting online ad sales), the over-all digital advertising market has soared by more than sixfold since then. That’s because carrying a smartphone without a case is like driving a car without bumpers — and no one wants a new gadget to shatter, crack or get dented.

Well, for one thing, future smartphones can actually be turned into an interactive gaming consoles without a need for a TV screen; all you’ll need is a flat surface. MeeGo was originally envisioned to power a variety of devices from netbooks, tablets to smartphones and smart TVs.

So, if you haven’t upgraded your phone in a while then this is the time …