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Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

February 26, 2015

The “RideOn” project for augmented reality ski goggles has won its Indiegogo funding. It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control.
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Smart rear-view mirror runs Android 4.2, has dual cams

February 24, 2015

Mobile Safety Accessories unveiled an Android 4.2 rear-view mirror touchscreen with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, backup and DVR cameras, and Google Play support.
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Rugged signage player runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

February 12, 2015

AOpen’s rugged “MEP320″ media player and signage device runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1GHz Freescale i.MX Quad, and offers a thin profile and dual HDMI ports.
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Hackable Pi-like SBC opts for 1.6GHz quad-core STB SoC

February 11, 2015

Shenzhen Xunlong has launched a $59 open-spec “Orange Pi Plus” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Allwinner H3 SoC, 40-pin Pi-compatible expansion, WiFi, and SATA.
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Linaro launches open ARM SBC spec, and an octa-core SBC

February 9, 2015

Linaro has launched an open-source spec for ARM SBCs called “96Boards,” first available in a $129 “HiKey” SBC, featuring a Huawei octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC.
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High-end dev board runs Linux on Allwinner octa-core A80

February 9, 2015

Merrii announced a high end, Android- and Linux-ready “H88 Hummingbird” SBC based on the octa-core Cortex-A15/-A7 Allwinner A80 SoC.
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Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC offers dual-GbE, PoE, HDMI

February 4, 2015

Gateworks unveiled a compact “Ventana GW5520″ SBC with Linux and Android BSPs, HDMI, dual PoE-ready GbE, dual mini-PCIe, and industrial temperature range.
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Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, says report

January 30, 2015

Microsoft reportedly is investing in Cyanogen Inc., creator of Android-based Cyanogen OS, and whose CEO recently criticized Google’s “tyranny” over Android.
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Optimized flash file system targets Android and Linux

January 30, 2015

Tuxera released Tuxera Flash File System for Linux and Android, which is optimized to run on flash storages such as eMMC and SD.
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Embedded Linux Conference hijacked by drones

January 27, 2015

The Embedded Linux Conference + Android Builders Summit on Mar. 23-25 in San Jose is about “Drones, Things, and Automobiles,” but drones get the most love.
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New Sony Walkman runs Android 4.2, costs 1.1 kilobucks

January 13, 2015

Sony updated its decades-old Walkman media player line with an aluminum model running Android 4.2, featuring high-res audio, and priced around $1,120.
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Parrot unveils two Android IVI systems

January 5, 2015

Parrot tipped two Android IVI boxes: an aftermarket “RNB6″ with Android Auto support, and a “SOCA Simple Box” that uses your own Android tablet for display.
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Checking up on 2014’s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

December 31, 2014

What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays.
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Banana Pi project forks, as competing gen-2 SBCs emerge

December 24, 2014

[Updated Jan 31, 2015] — SinoVoip is prepping a “Banana Pi M2″ update built with a quad-core Allwinner A31 SoC, while LeMaker has begun shipping a competing A20-based “Banana Pro.”
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Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

December 20, 2014

This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.
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Google building full Android IVI stack, says report

December 19, 2014

Google is planning to expand its Android Auto project into a full-fledged “Android M” automotive stack within the next year or two, says Reuters.
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Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range

December 16, 2014

Aaeon’s first ARM-based COM — a Qseven-based “AQ7-IMX6″ module running Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 — has added an industrial temperature option.
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Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

December 16, 2014

MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports.
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Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

December 11, 2014

Google released open hardware specs and Android and Unity SDKs for its “Google Cardboard,” which turns smartphones into a low-cost stereoscopic VR viewers.
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$35 quad-core hacker SBC offers Raspberry Pi-like size and I/O

December 9, 2014

[Updated Dec 10] — Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion.
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