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.
In the old days (of like 24 hours ago) companies like Samsung, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments made ARM chips, while Intel and AMD made x86 based CPUs. Simple. Well not any more. AMD have announced that not only will it make x86 based CPUs but it will now make ARM based chips as well.
ARM based processors, which tech companies license from the British company ARM Holdings, are the most widely used 32-bit CPUs around. They can be found in a whole variety of devices including the majority of Android, Apple and Microsoft based smartphones and tablets.
Canonical has released a tool to help users and developers easily install a full version of Ubuntu on the Nexus 7. The only prerequisite is to have an unlocked bootloader, but, if you’re interested in running Linux, I don’t think that would be a problem.
Coming by way of a “Hack your Chromebook” night at Google, Olaf Johansson, a Googler, managed to get Ubuntu Linux installed and running on his ARM-based Samsung Chromebook.