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Next week, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Canonical will show the world Ubuntu on Android, its next move in the strategy to expand the reach of Ubuntu Linux across multiple devices.

The... Ubuntu on Android project aims to unleash the computing power of modern smartphones, by enabling them to act as fully-fledged PCs. Just think about it. Any Tegra 2 device has enough brainpower to compet...

Raspberry Pi computer

Remember Raspberry Pi, the tiny $25 computer that’s launching very soon, and promises to revolutionize the world? It seems its GPU comprehensively beats the Tegra 2 GPU and is even twice... as powerful as the iPhone 4S GPU. At the heart of the device it’s a Broadcom BCM2835 chip that comes with a 700 Mhz CPU, and this ultra-powerful GPU. A Broadcom employee had this to say about it:...

In advance of CES, Freescale has unveiled a new tablet reference design for smartbooks that is aimed at helping OEMs get a tablet into the market quickly. The design features a 7-inch (1024×700)... touchscreen display, Linux or Android OS with instant on functionality, Freescale’s own Arm Cortex-A8-based processor, a 3 megapixel camera (video recording up to VGA @ 30fps), 512 MB DDR2 memory...

ZiiLABS, a subsidiary of Creative technology, announced a new 3.5/4G smartphone and development platform for the Android and linux-based Plaszma operating systems. This new platform, dubbed TRINITY,... will be powered by ZiiLABS’ StemCell system on a chip and promises to deliver 1080P video playback and 3D enhanced graphics. ZiiLABS will be hawking this platform to Chinese manufacturers at the...

It appears that Garmin-ASUS is giving up on the Garmin developed flavor of the Linux operating system in favor of Android.  The company’s G60 smartphone uses a custom build of Linux from before... Garmin and ASUS joined forces.  Since then, it has announced an intent to develop Android smartphones in addition to its Windows Mobile smartphones.

Garmin-ASUS’ Hektor Tung told CNET that...

ArsTechnica has posted an interesting story about how Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, is building an Android runtime environment for the Ubuntu (and potentially other) Linux platforms.

While... Android is Linux and Java based, it doesn’t exactly play nice with other flavors of Linux and Java, hence the need for a layer of special sauce to go between Ubuntu and Android applications.

Canonical claim...

An Android enthusiast with an old (and discontinued) Dell Axim x51v has recently found the nerve to create a working port of Android for the device. Furthermore, we can now follow his exploits on his... purpose built blog. Running the Cupcake branch of Android, the custom Axim x51v has a 624 Mhz CPU which should allow it to run the OS without breaking a sweat. More information and video after the jum...

A developer by the name of [ghostwalker] has managed to not only get X11 running on Android, but has also assembled a how-to guide should you feel inclined to try this type of thing for yourself. The... end product of this little experiment results in you being able to literally run a fully fledged Linux desktop environment on your G1. However, there are a few little hang-ups which you will need to ov...

A Nokia vice president, speaking at the company’s 2009 Nokia World event in Barcelona, said that his company is considering using the open-source Linux OS on future high-end smartphones.  Nokia... already uses Linux on its Internet Tablet devices, including the WiMAX capable N810.

Android is not in the cards at this point, though, since the company doesn’t seem to think that Google&#...