A campaign has started on the Internet asking MediaTek to release the source code for the Linux kernel which is used on the Omate.
Zac Powell, the lead developer of the Complete Linux Installer app which allows you to install Linux alongside Android on your smartphone or tablet, has launched a new indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has revealed that the company has signed its first agreement to ship Ubuntu on high-end phones. The mobile version of the Linux-based OS will be offered on smartphones during 2014.
The Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to raise its goal of $32 million. While the project won’t go ahead, the campaign succeeded in raising public awareness of Ubuntu Phone.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean includes a variety of internal changes that make it more difficult for hackers (and the NSA) to exploit security vulnerabilities. Plus Google is rolling out its find-my-phone service and has added a malware scanner to the Google Play Services.
Ricardo Cerqueira has teased a new CyanogenMod build integrated with the SELinux kernel modification, for improved security.
Android contains code written by the NSA, but there’s nothing nefarious about it. NSA’s code contributions are publicly accessible, which makes it hard, if not impossible, to insert a covert vulnerability.
In this week’s Friday Debate, we discuss the potential of Android as a PC operating system. Could Android ever take the place of Windows, OSX, or Linux? Should Google even try to turn Android into an universal OS? Join our discussion.
The UDOO mini Arduino computer is able to run Android or Linux, and it’s currently raising money via Kickstarter.
One of the most exciting announcements of the beginning of the year is the Ubuntu phone – not to be confused with Ubuntu for Android.