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[News] Avalanche of Linux (Android) Devices Takes Over CES

  • Subject: [News] Avalanche of Linux (Android) Devices Takes Over CES
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 18:19:05 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Android devices conquer CES

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| It appears Android-equipped devices are 
| enjoying a coming out party at this week's 
| Consumer Electronics Show. Major hardware 
| manufacturers, including Dell, HTC, MIPS 
| Technologies and Motorola, have announced 
| plans to launch consumer products, 
| including smartphones and TV set top boxes, 
| which feature the Android mobile operating 
| system.


CES 2010: First Android Set-top Boxes

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| We are already aware that Android is likely 
| to enter our home as the back-end software 
| running our appliances but it would be more 
| interesting to see the development of 
| Android on MIPS as it would let Android 
| drives more âhome entertainmentâ 
| appliances.


Motorola's latest Android 'andset demo'd


Google open-source boss comes clean on Android

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| Google open source guru Chris DiBona has 
| acknowledged that the company's 
| freewheeling approach to building a mobile 
| operating system can cause a few headaches 
| for developers, with unfamiliar versions of 
| its Android OS appearing on new phones with 
| little warning. But, he says, that's not 
| developers' main concern - nor Google's.


Philip K. Dick Estate Sends Google Cease And Desist Over Nexus One Name

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| I'm trying to figure out just what 
| "principle" that might be, because there 
| doesn't seem to be any legal principle. 
| It's hard to argue that there's any moral 
| principle either, since "nexus" is a word 
| that's been around since well before Philip 
| K. Dick used it. In fact, the only matter 
| of principle I can think of is the one 
| where someone demands money for something 
| where they clearly have no right to it and 
| have done nothing to deserve it. Like 
| demanding a big company pay up because it 
| has a product named sorta similar to 
| something your dad wrote decades ago.


Leave Virginia Alone: On Open-source and Proprietary Threats

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| Even Googleâs involvement with its own 
| open-source Android operating system could 
| inhibit free development around it going 
| forward. For Google, one of the big 
| benefits that all Android phones bring is 
| steering users into the companyâs lucrative 
| search-and-ad ecosystem. With the release 
| of todayâs Nexus One Android-based phone â 
| which takes the companyâs commercial stake 
| in Android handsets to two (Droid being the 
| first) â could Android itself be 
| increasingly influenced by Googleâs 
| proprietary interests? Just as Microsoft 
| leverages Windows for the benefit of its 
| own applications, Google could do the same 
| with Android. The Open Android Alliance is 
| already developing versions of Android 
| devoid of Google applications due to these 
| types of concerns.


Dell Picks AT&T for Android Smartphone

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| Dell today announced it has chosen AT&T as 
| its exclusive U.S. carrier for its upcoming 
| lineup of Android-based smartphones, known 
| as the Mini 3. Dell has already chosen 
| China Mobile, Vodafone and Claro Brazil as 
| partners outside the U.S. 


OnStar and Chevy Gives Android Users Mobile Control of Volt

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| One of the cooler software announcements to 
| already come out of CES 2010 is from Chevy 
| and OnStar regarding the upcoming 2011 
| Chevy Volt, their all electric vehicle.  
| The new Android-based application gives 
| Volt owners added control over their 
| vehicles with options like monitoring 
| charging status, unlocking doors, and more.   
| There have been rumors for some time that 
| these types of applications would be coming 
| but now those rumors have been confirmed 
| with their unveiling at CES 2010. 



CES 2009 - Followup

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| Of the many interesting companies I found who were showcasing Linux powered
| equipment, iRiver was one of the most surprising.  They were exhibiting at
| CES presenting their new Wave Home device, an LCD video phone system designed
| to do more than just be a video phone.  You can send SMS messages, do Video
| conferencing, build contact lists, leave notes, schedule events, run widgets
| to check the weather, browse the web, locate information, watch movies, view
| photos, and even do either Internet Radio or FM radio.  And all of this done
| through an embedded Linux OS.

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