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[News] Android/Linux is Moving Everywhere, Not Just Phones

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux is Moving Everywhere, Not Just Phones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 11:02:13 +0100
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IT Infrastructure: Android, Chrome Power Open-Source Google TV Platform

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| More than 4 billion TV users exist in the 
| world. Americans watch an average of five 
| hours of TV per day. 


Is Android the Closest Thing to a Linux Phone There is Ever Going to Be?

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| Instead of Android being the best that 
| Linux will ever get on a portable device, 
| itâs actually the first step into having 
| open systems on mobile platforms. As 
| Android gets into the netbook and tablet 
| market, it will only get better for Linux 
| users. People will learn to trust these 
| open platforms and find out that these work 
| out just as well as other types of 
| platforms. The flexibility felt with these 
| will be superior to other platforms that 
| are more closed and controlled where users 
| canât make personal choices.


What Makes Android Tick

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| "The open operating system offered by 
| Google doesn't necessarily translate to 
| openness for users," Hazelton said. "In 
| some cases when you lock down a smartphone, 
| it's almost like running around the 
| Internet on AOL. It's just like going back 
| to the 'walled garden' on feature phones."
| The idea of openness may have gotten away 
| from Google with regard to Android, he 
| said. Initially, the goal for Android was 
| to create a mobile platform that would 
| spotlight Google's features -- maps, 
| search, cloud-based applications. The Nexus 
| One is Google's attempt to create just that 
| phone, even though the versions of Android 
| phones sold by other handset makers may not 
| live up to the Googleplex's ideal for a 
| smartphone.


I/O 2010 Words and Faces

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| I worked like a madman right through I/O 
| 2010 and went straight from there to an 
| internal meeting and from there to my Momâs 
| 80th-birthday bash, so there hasnât been 
| much time for reflection. I canât find a 
| theme to organize my notes by, so what you 
| get is a dozen poorly-sequenced take-aways 
| interspersed with seven faces.
| The faces are here because I did a bunch of 
| short interviews with strangers and got the 
| idea of pointing my 40mm pancake prime at 
| people straight-on and close-up, and found 
| the results compelling enough to share. I 
| donât know all the names so I wonât mention 
| any.

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