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Chromebooks can now run Linux in a window

by: Rob TriggsDecember 31, 2014
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.
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Material Design hits the desktop with Quantum OS Linux distro

by: Jimmy WestenbergNovember 23, 2014
Quantum OS aims to bring Material Design to the desktop. Though it's not ready for distribution yet, we should see some progress soon.
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Developers asking for Omate smartwatch source code, MediaTek stalling?

by: Gary SimsMarch 21, 2014
A campaign has started on the Internet asking MediaTek to release the source code for the Linux kernel which is used on the Omate.
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New indiegogo project to turn your Android device into a full Linux desktop computer

by: Gary SimsDecember 17, 2013
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.
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Ubuntu coming to high-end smartphones during 2014

by: Gary SimsDecember 11, 2013
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.
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With $12.8M raised, Ubuntu Edge campaign fails, but it’s not all in vain

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 22, 2013
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.
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Google adds seven new security features to Android

by: Gary SimsAugust 6, 2013
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.
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SELinux coming to CyanogenMod

by: Rob TriggsJuly 15, 2013
Ricardo Cerqueira has teased a new CyanogenMod build integrated with the SELinux kernel modification, for improved security.
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Yes, the NSA contributed code to Android. No, you don’t have to freak out about it

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 4, 2013
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.
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Could Android ever become the dominant PC operating system?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 21, 2013
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.
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