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Firefox OS media-casting stick strikes Kickstarter gold

Oct 1, 2014
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The first Firefox OS based media player has arrived on Kickstarter, in the form of a $25 open-spec HDMI stick that supports Chromecast-like content casting.

Android DBMS adds bidirectional sync

Sep 30, 2014
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ITTIA has added bidirectional sync to ITTIA DB SQL for Android, enabling a back-end RDBMS to store device data and download sync’d updates for each device.

SODIMM-style i.MX6 module offers WiFi, Bluetooth, eMMC

Sep 30, 2014
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Variscite has refreshed its Linux- and Android-ready, Freescale i.MX6 based VAR-SOM-MX6 module, adding WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC.

FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

Sep 30, 2014
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NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras.

MIPS-based Android Wear watch pulled from Indiegogo

Sep 30, 2014
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[Updated Sep 30] — A “Com 1″ Indiegogo project is the first Android Wear smartwatch to use a Ingenics MIPS SoC. The watch offers IP67 waterproofing, WiFi, and a $125 price.

Google posts Android Auto design guidelines

Sep 29, 2014
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Google posted a developer overview for Android Auto, offering guidelines for designing extensions to existing Android apps for customized IVI interactions.

Open-spec control oriented SBC builds on RPi COM

Sep 29, 2014
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Calao Systems unveiled a Linux-ready, industrial “PinBall” SBC based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, plus special M2M and home-automation models.

Hands-on review: Probox2 EX Android 4.4 TV box

Sep 27, 2014
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This hands-on review examines the Probox2 EX media streaming box, featuring Android 4.4, a quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC, 4k video, Miracast, and an air-mouse.

Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core Atom

Sep 26, 2014
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Axiomtek’s latest rugged box computer runs Linux on a quad-core Intel Atom E3845 with 8GB of DDR3L, and supports dual displays and extended temperatures.

Intel invests $1.5B in Chinese SoC partnership

Sep 26, 2014
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[Updated Sep 28] — Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015.

Linux-ready industrial PCs are tough as nails

Sep 25, 2014
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MEN Micro announced two rugged, Linux-ready box PCs with 3rd Gen. Intel Core i7 CPUs: the video storage oriented “BL70S” and the wireless focused “BL70W.”

Rugged Android handheld offers dual GSM SIMs

Sep 25, 2014
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Arbor Solution has launched a rugged, Android-based “Gladius 5″ handheld with a quad-core SoC, 5.5-inch touchscreen, dual SIMs, NFC, and barcode scanning.

Tiny i.MX6 module takes Linux into harsh environments

Sep 24, 2014
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[Updated Sep 26] — Toradex is adding a Freescale i.MX6-based model to its SODIMM-style Colibri family, with up 4GB eMMC flash, industrial temperature range, and Linux support.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Android 4.4 on Snapdragon 805

Sep 24, 2014
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Inforce Computing unveiled an Android-ready Pico-ITX “IFC6540″ SBC that extends Qualcomm’s quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC with wireless, GPS, and more.

Wink adds touchscreen-based home automation hub

Sep 23, 2014
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Wink announced Relay, an Android-based smart light switch and home automation hub featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen, proximity sensors, and voice messaging.

MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

Sep 22, 2014
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MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC.

First Tizen phone now expected in India

Sep 22, 2014
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Samsung’s postponed Tizen Linux-based smartphone is now heading for a launch in India by the end of the year, reports India’s Economic Times.

Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs

Sep 22, 2014
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Mentor Graphics has begun shipping Mentor Embedded Linux for AMD’s new Steppe Eagle, Crowned Eagle, and Bald Eagle G-Series and R-Series SoCs.

Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes

Sep 20, 2014
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Mantis Vision unveiled an Android-based “Aquila” tablet, based on Mantis’s “MV4D 3D” engine that uses a 3D sensing system to recreate 3D scenes.

Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

Sep 19, 2014
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The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December.

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