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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few years ago Nokia decided to go with Microsoft (exclusively) and ignore Google, when realizing that its aging Symbian OS will not be resurrected in time to adapt to the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone and the first Android smartphones. But is there still a possibility left for Nokia to consider making Android smartphones and tablets as well? A new job posting seems to say so.
There are plenty of low-budget Android tablets out there, and we’ve showed you a fair share of them over the time. Peacock Imports wants to deliver a cheap Android tablet with a twist. The company took to the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo to sell a line of tablets and mini PCs that offer Android and Linux dual-booting capability.