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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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Meet UDOO: the Android/Linux Arduino mini PC

by: Andrew RoachApril 15, 2013
The UDOO mini Arduino computer is able to run Android or Linux, and it's currently raising money via Kickstarter.
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Ubuntu smartphone to launch without app store, won’t support Android apps

by: Chris SmithJanuary 25, 2013
One of the most exciting announcements of the beginning of the year is the Ubuntu phone – not to be confused with Ubuntu for Android.
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Over 1 million Raspberry Pi computers sold to date

by: Chris SmithJanuary 12, 2013
The $35 Raspberry Pi Linux-based PC doesn’t need any more introductions, does it? In fact, the project is becoming more and more popular, with more and more buyers interested in the more-than-affordable tiny computer.
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Linux to add support for ARM Architectures

by: Varun RajDecember 14, 2012
Linus Torvalds in an official statement has revealed that Linux Kernel will support ARM architectures in the future. This is a great news for developers and users alike, because it will make porting Android ROMs to newer devices easier.
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PengPod reaches crowdfunding target for ‘true Linux tablets and miniPCs’

by: David GonzalesDecember 3, 2012
In less than a month, Peacock Imports have reached their goal of raising $49,000. Now they are scheduled to start shipping their first 7-inch and 10-inch tablets once January 2013 finally rolls around. This is all part of their plan to deliver a so-called True Linux Tablet that is "free of Google and Android's restrictions" at an affordable price.
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Nokia categorically denies Android smartphone rumors sparked by job ad

by: David GonzalesDecember 3, 2012
Remember the recently posted Nokia job ad on LinkedIn titled "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware"? It sparked rumors that Nokia might be building its very own Android-flavored smartphones after all. A statement now puts these rumors to rest.
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