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PengPod700: dual-booting Android and Linux on a $100 7-inch tablet

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 10, 2012
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.
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Traditional x86 chip builder AMD to start making ARM processors

by: Gary SimsOctober 31, 2012
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.
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Ubuntu installer for Nexus 7 will make it easy to run Linux on your tablet

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 27, 2012
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.
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Ubuntu Linux finds its way to the ARM-based Samsung Chromebook

by: Robert NelsonOctober 23, 2012
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.
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Linux and cars combine for an awesome futuristic combo

by: nathanSeptember 24, 2012
Marty Mcfly was supposed to have gone to the future and seen flying cars. It's 2012, and we're just now talking about open-source OS running the apps in our GPS-signal locked driverless vehicles. Does something smell bad here or is it just me?
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Intel starts Clover Trail club, no Linux allowed

by: Joe HindySeptember 17, 2012
With the announcement of Clover Trail, Intel has announced that the new chip set will not support Linux. This, sadly, also means no Android as Android is based on Linux. Because of some special Windows 8 features, the chip will be off limits to those wanting to run practically any open source software.
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Android grandfather Linus Torvalds reviews the Nexus 7: “so far, very positive”, skinning Android is like “pee in the snow”

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, open source luminary, and uber-geek, has took to Google Plus to express his opinion on the hot new Nexus 7. Spoiler – he is pretty impressed with Google’s first tablet, which he calls “solid”; the impression is “so far, very positive.”

Torvalds, who was most recently in the news for giving Nvidia the middle finger, discusses some of the key features present on (or missing from) the Nexus 7. The missing rear-camera doesn’t faze him too much, and he brings up the same reason ASUS raised to justify the absence of the feature: in that price-range, a camera would have been ”pretty nasty”.

The creator of Linux (the open source system [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300: Setting up and running Ubuntu Linux on your phone

by: Alvin YbañezJuly 10, 2012

Your Android device is like a mini computer running on a Linux kernel. Ubuntu, which is  also a flavor of Linux, is generally for desktop PCs, netbooks, and laptops.  Since Ubuntu relies on the Linux kernel, is it possible to run Ubuntu on an Android device?

XDA Developers member tiborr answers that question by sharing a guide on how to setup and run Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, which, because of its awesome quad-core power and more-than-enough storage, is capable of running Ubuntu.

Using the Ubuntu Installer app and his edited script, the said developer was able to run the computer-based Ubuntu on a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.

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Galaxy S3 Ubuntu installation possible, if you got the urge for some Linux

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

In case you haven’t heard this a million times so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on top of which you’ll find Samsung’s own user interface called TouchWiz 4.0. But that may not be enough for certain Android fans, especially those of you that would like to run Linux on this high-end device.

Some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, so if you’re not afraid to go through such procedures, which could void your warranty in the process and may lead to various annoyances, then you should definitely check it out. Nevertheless, we remind you that we’ll never advise you to root [...]

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Samsung gives money to boost Linux adoption as it joins the board of the Linux Foundation

by: Gary SimsJune 6, 2012

Samsung is very well known for the successful use of Android on its smartphones. In fact, Samsung is using Android so effectively in the Galaxy S3 that it has been able to knock the iPhone 4S off the top position in the uSwitch Tech’s Mobile Tracker chart in just a few days of availability.

Like all modern operating systems (mobile or desktop), Android is made up of different components, including a user interface (touch based) and an underlying core called a kernel. Since Android’s core components and kernel are based on Linux, this makes Samsung one of the largest Linux companies in the world.

In recognition of this, Samsung has upgraded its membership [...]

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