The Allwinner A64 is a quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit processor with built-in support for H.264 and H.265 at 4K resolutions. The chips will only cost $5 each!
A tweaked version of the Crouton extension now allows Chromebook owners to run Linux (Debian or Ubuntu) in a window on Google’s Chrome OS.
Quantum OS aims to bring Material Design to the desktop. Though it’s not ready for distribution yet, we should see some progress soon.
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.