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Dev board targets Atom Z3000 tablet designers

July 29, 2014
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[Updated 3:15PM] — Intel and Microsoft launched a community-backed, quad-core Atom Z3735G-based “Sharks Cove” SBC aimed at designers of Windows or Android tablets.
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Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise

July 23, 2014
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The Android 4.4.3-based Nvidia Shield Tablet won early praise with its Tegra K1 SoC, Kepler-based graphics, new stylus, and WiFi Direct gaming controller.
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23-inch Android display shows HD digital art

July 22, 2014
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Electric Objects has achieved Kickstarter funding for its Android-based EO1, a wall-mounted, 23-inch HD signage computer for displaying digital art.
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Rugged SMARC module toughens up Atom E3800

July 18, 2014
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Adlink unveiled a ruggedized “LEC-BT” full-sized SMARC module based on the Atom E3800, featuring a camera interface and industrial temperature support.
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Rugged Android tablet boasts all-day battery

July 16, 2014
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Via’s “Viega” is an IP65-ruggedized, 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Via dual-core SoC, providing 9-hour battery life and optional 3G and GPS.
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“World’s first” iris recognition smartwatch runs Android

July 14, 2014
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IriTech has launched an Indiegogo project for an Android-based “Fidelys” smartwatch with iris recognition technology and a rotating-clicking bezel for I/O.
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Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

July 9, 2014
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Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display.
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Odroid hacker board jumps to faster octacore SoC

July 8, 2014
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The Odroid project launched an “Odroid-XU3″ open source SBC based on Samsung’s HMP-ready Exynos5422, which mixes four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.
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Open Linux HummingBoard SBC launches at $45

July 1, 2014
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SolidRun has launched three Linux- and Android-ready, open source “HummingBoard” SBCs based on 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 SoCs, with a Pi-like 26-pin I/O connector.
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Rugged, shape-shifting handheld runs Android

June 26, 2014
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Motorola Solutions unveiled a rugged, enterprise handheld that runs Android 4.1, and offers 1D or 2D scanning and a choice of brick, gun, or turret styles.
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Google debuts Android L, plus wearable, auto, TV versions

June 25, 2014
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[Updated Jun 27] — At Google I/O, Google previewed Android 5.0′s new UI, and also unveiled Android TV and Android Auto, while offering new details on Android Wear, including new Samsung and LG watches.
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Microsoft tips Android phone, but hell remains unfrozen

June 24, 2014
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Nokia has launched its first Android smartphone under the Microsoft regime. The 4.3-inch Nokia X2 runs a Nokia X Software Platform that’s based on Android.
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Forked Android build targets dual-boot x86 laptops, tablets

June 12, 2014
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A “Console OS” Kickstarter project is building an Android 4.4 fork for Intel CPUs on everything from PCs to tablets, complete with a dual-boot option.
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Linux-ready MIPS SoCs target low-power wearables

June 9, 2014
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The Dhanush Wearable Processing Unit is a Linux-ready SoC based on MIPS MicroAptiv and InterAptiv cores, designed for wearables with 30-day battery life.
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Linaro forms digital media group

May 30, 2014
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Linaro has formed a Linaro Digital Home Group for ARM-based media gateways and STBs with Allwinner, ARM, Cisco, Comcast, Fujitsu, Hisilicon, ST, and ZTE.
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Cheap Intel-based Android tablets get real

May 27, 2014
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Toshiba tipped a $110 Android tablet using a quad-core Intel Atom, while Intel revealed plans to license Rockchip to make its own low-cost Atom-based SoCs.
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MIPS supporters form a Linaro-like collaboration

May 27, 2014
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[Updated May 28] — Imagination has joined with Broadcom, Ingenic, Qualcomm, and others to form a non-profit group called “Prpl” to build MIPS-based Linux and Android software.
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Qt Embedded GUI moves to Qt 5.3

May 22, 2014
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Digia has upgraded its bootable, Linux and Android ready Qt Enterprise Embedded GUI with Qt 5.3, Qt Cloud support, Qt WebEngine, and Qt Quick Compiler.
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Rugged Android 4.0 handheld does NFC

May 22, 2014
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Adlink has released a rugged, Android 4.0 handheld with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm SoC, 3.8-inch WVGA display, NFC, 3G, and a 5-megapixel barcoding camera.
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Rugged, wildly modular tablet runs Android and Linux

May 20, 2014
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Entegra announced a rugged, modular tablet that’s configurable for a wide range of environments and applications, and supports both Android 4.2 and Linux.
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