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[News] Google Does With Linux What Apple Failed to Do, Goes Beyond Phones

  • Subject: [News] Google Does With Linux What Apple Failed to Do, Goes Beyond Phones
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:49:22 +0100
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Google TV Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

,----[ Quote ]
| Because TV matters in a way that nothing else 
| does. Each year, the TV drives roughly $70 
| billion in advertising and an equal amount in 
| cable and satellite fees, and another $25 
| billion in consumer-electronics sales. Plus, 
| viewers spend 4.5 hours a day with itâwhich 
| is, mind you, the equivalent of a full-time 
| job in some socialist-leaning countries (Iâll 
| refrain from naming names).


Android mobile devices with MIPS architecture

,----[ Quote ]
| Like ARM, MIPS is not a processor 
| manufacturer, but rather a seller of (ARM 
| incompatible) processor designs, which have, 
| up to now, been used largely in the embedded 
| field. An Android port aimed primarily at set-
| top boxes has been in the works for some time, 
| however plans are now afoot for the first 
| mobile device. At last week's Computex PC 
| trade show taking place in Taiwan, MIPS, 
| together with mobile phone specialist 
| SySDSoft, has announced an implementation of 
| the LTE mobile telephony standard for MIPS 
| processors.


Linux-powered iPad-like tablets can't come quickly enough

,----[ Quote ]
| If any Linux company comes close to 
| appreciating Apple's appeal to average users 
| with its focus on making the interface a 
| pleasure to use, it's Canonical. After all, it 
| was Canonical's founder and Ubuntu's guiding 
| light, Mark Shuttleworth, who said Ubuntu's 
| goal was to deliver "a user experience that 
| can compete with Apple in two years."
| Shuttleworth was talking about the desktop. 
| Today, it's all about competing on devices. 
| The day of the PC is fading into the 
| afternoon. With Apple making enemies of one-
| time partners and closing its software circle 
| ever tighter, now is the time for Linux not 
| only to push forward with its historical 
| advantages of lower prices and open software 
| and standards, but to show the world that 
| Linux devices can be every bit as attractive 
| and user-friendly as its Apple competition. 



Startup readies world's first Android Internet radio

,----[ Quote ]
| As far as we know, this is indeed the
| first dedicated desktop Internet radio to
| run Android. In fact, touchscreen-based
| Internet radios of any kind, such as the
| Linux-based Sensia from Pure, are still
| fairly novel.


First Android Based TV Unveiled

,----[ Quote ]
| In an article over at Chinitech.com, it is
| being reported that the television set
| pictured to the left is the fist set in
| the world to have the Android platform
| built into it.  Chinese electronics
| manufacturer TCL has reportedly been
| working in their labs since 2008 to
| integrate Android with one of their
| displays, with this unit being the product
| of their efforts.


Google TV gains new Android IPTV rivals

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| Linux-based IPTV set-top boxes (STBs) have
| been around for several years. Some, such
| as the Myka Ion, offer full web access
| over the TV in addition to access to
| video-on-demand sites.

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