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[News] Android/Linux All Over the News, Gaining Traction Fast

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux All Over the News, Gaining Traction Fast
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:51:23 +0000
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Android apps performance increases three-fold

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| According to Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad 
| Group, by bringing together Myriadâs 
| heritage in virtual machines and Linux 
| platforms, the company has been able to 
| significantly improve the performance of 
| Android handsets, leading to a greatly 
| enhanced user experience with richer 
| applications and games and improved 
| responsiveness.


Droid Hack Controls Printers, Cameras, Others

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| Hackers have devices of a USB cable that 
| enables the Droid to control printers, 
| cameras, and other Linux-based USB devices.


Motorola Droid Set for Android Upgrade

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| Googleâs Nexus One wonât be the only 
| smartphone to run Android 2.1, the latest 
| version of the Android operating system, 
| for too long. Motorola is planning to 
| upgrade the Droidâs firmware this week to 
| include features such as full multi-touch.


Review: Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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| Although not a smartphone the Archos 5 
| Internet Tablet is of interest to 
| smartphone watchers as an example of a 
| device based on the truly open source 
| version of Android: in other words, an 
| Android device without Google.


Money management comes to Android phones

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| Monitise has launched a new mobile money 
| management app for Android-powered 
| smartphones.
| The Mobile Money app is free from the 
| Android Market and offers a full range of 
| account management, payment and commerce 
| services, including bank account balance 
| enquiries, mini statements, transfers 
| between accounts and bill payments.


6 of the Best Android Mobile Devices

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| Android is the name given to a mobile 
| operating system using a customised version 
| of the Linux kernel. It was first released 
| in late 2008. The platform enables 
| developers to write code in the Java 
| language, controlling the device via Java 
| libraries developed by Google.
| The operating system is developed by the 
| Open Handset Alliance, a cosmopolitan 
| collection of firms from a wide range of 
| technology fields. Software companies that 
| participate include Google and eBay, with 
| mobile operators being represented by firms 
| such as T-mobile and Vodafone. 
| Semiconductor companies (including Intel, 
| Nvidia, Texas Instruments) also play a key 
| role in developing the platform. Moreover, 
| handset manufacturers themselves contribute 
| to the development of Android. Notable 
| names include HTC, Motorola, Samsung 
| Electronics, and LG. 


Linus Torvalds: Why I love my Google Nexus One

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| In the almost two decades since Linux has 
| grown to be a mature operating system in 
| its own right powering nearly 46% of web 
| servers across the globe.


Myriad Turns Android into a Beast


Android apps boosted by new Myriad 


Android gets faster apps, better graphics, longer battery life

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| Mobile middleware developer Myriad has 
| unveiled a turbo boosted version of the 
| Dalvik virtual machine, which runs 
| applications on the Android platform, 
| boosting performance and battery life.


Froyo and Gingerbread Next on the Android Roadmap

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| Mountain View-based company Google is 
| already known to have a thing about naming 
| various Android releases as sweets, and we 
| have already seen versions of the platform 
| delivered on the market in the form of 
| Cupcake, Donut or Eclair, but there are 
| more to come, it seems. There are at least 
| two new flavors of the operating system 
| that will arrive in the foreseeable future, 
| and now we learn that they will come as 
| Froyo and Gingerbread. 



Linus Torvalds: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

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| Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux
| kernel, has an absolute disdain for mobile
| phones. All of the ones he has purchased in
| the past, the man writes on his personal
| blog, ended up being "mostly used for
| playing Galaga and Solitaire on long
| flights" even though they were naturally
| all phones run on open source operating
| systems.


Torvalds' Nexus One endorsement may be regretted

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| I hope people will understand that
| following Torvaldsâ blog post extolling the
| Google Nexus One.
| Apparently Linus has the same problem my
| son does (along with millions of other
| people). Directions are not his strong
| suit. So for him, Google navigation was a
| killer app.
| Trouble is, in many ways Linus Torvalds is
| not âjust a programmer.â Heâs a brand name.
| He is, however reluctantly, a celebrity. So
| a simple blog post can read like an
| endorsement.
| [...]
| Google is trying to build a competitive
| ecosystem in Android, and Android is not
| the only Linux-based system in the mobile
| space. Itâs like saying which one of your
| children you like best.

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