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Java and Linux on the Android - Almost the Perfect Match?

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| Well, if you want to know more about the Android architecture, you may check 
| out Google's android site. 
| I will be talking more about Android applications, since they ARE written in 
| Java, in my future posts. Besides, since they DO run on a Linux kernel, we 
| just might end up talking about small Linux apps that can run on the phone as 
| well. What do you think?   


Find your way with tangoGPS

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| If you want to turn your netbook or conventional laptop into a nifty open 
| source navigation system, you need two things: a USB receiver and a 
| GPS-enabled navigation application. You can buy a GPS receiver cheaply at 
| virtually any gadget store or on eBay. And there are actually several 
| GPS-enabled navigation applications out there, including Navit, GPSdrive, and 
| Roadnav. These are fine applications, but if you are looking for GPS software 
| that offers the right amount of features wrapped in a sleek and user-friendly 
| interface, try tangoGPS. This lightweight GPS-enabled navigation application 
| can pull maps from different sources and has a few clever features up its 
| sleeve.         


"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would
include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the
                                --Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO


Garmin nüvi 255W

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| I first started looking at the Archos 605 GPS and media player hoping to get
| a multi-use device thought after reading the reviews especially Gizmodo’s and
| looking at the price tag ($279.99 for the device, $140 for the GPS add-on,
| $95 for the car mount, and $20 for the car charger) I decided I should look
| at the GPS units from TomTom and Garmin.



Garmin Nav devices run Gnome Linux

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| Garmin has posted Linux source code for its Nuvi 8xx and Nuvi 5xxx-series GPS
| navigation devices. The Nuvi 8xx offers a 4.3-inch, 480x272 display, and
| appears to be based on a Marvell PXA-3xx processor, Gnome Mobile Linux, and
| GeoClue location technology.


Automated GUI Testing: Embedded Squish Success at Dash Navigation

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| It runs an embedded Linux platform on an ARM processor and uses Qt/Embedded
| for the device's graphical user interface.


Linux powers MID-like nav device

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| Clarion announced a Linux-based personal navigation device (PND) based on an
| 800MHz Z500 Intel Atom processor, with 512MB of RAM and a 4.8-inch 800x480
| touchscreen. The ClarionMind has a GPS receiver, but no map database of its
| own, instead connecting to Internet-based map sites.



Navicore on the N800: Taking Linux to the streets!

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| Navicore is Nokia's GPS mapping and navigation program for the N800 Internet
| Tablet. The kit comes with a Bluetooth GPS receiver, car-mounting hardware,
| and a memory card containing the Navicore Personal software and map
| collection. If you have an N800, it's a great travel aid.  


TomTom to buy map supplier Tele Atlas

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| TomTom, the world's biggest maker of car navigation devices, plans to
| buy its main map supplier, Tele Atlas, for 1.8 billion euros ($2.5
| billion) to improve the digital maps used by millions of drivers.


Hacking the TomTom ONE through Open Source

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| In an unexpected twist of events, the gpl-violations.org project took
| exception to TomTom building an embedded Linux system without going along
| with the GNU General Public License (GPL) constraints that the Linux kernel
| used, and custom modifications, be freely available as open source. They were
| successful in this and TomTom agreed to release the full source code
| including all additions and changes made in-house. Additionally, TomTom
| showed their "appreciation" for Free Software by making a donation, described
| as "significant", to the infamous Chaos Computer Club - read into this what
| you may.        
| [...]
| OpenTom can be downloaded as pre-compiled images, or in source-code format
| for customising and self-compiling. No matter which route you choose, copy
| the two resulting binaries ttsystem and root.cpio to an SD card and reboot
| following the instructions on site. The OpenTom image is executed instead.  

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