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Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

September 19, 2014
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ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.
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Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

September 18, 2014
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Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O.
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Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE

September 17, 2014
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The $39 hackable “pcDuino3Nano” SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC, and offers GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB, plus Arduino-style expansion.
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MIPS-based Android Wear watch starts at $125

September 17, 2014
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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.
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Android One phones launch in India

September 16, 2014
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Google launched the first Android One phones in India starting at $103 from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, and backed by direct Android updates from Google.
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Robot OS to support Linux and Android on Snapdragon

September 12, 2014
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The OSRF plans to add ARM support to the Robot Operating System (ROS), starting with the Snapdragon 600 running Linux in Q4, followed by Android in 2015.
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Dev boards run KitKat on quad-core Snapdragon 805

September 11, 2014
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[Updated Sep 12] — Intrinsyc debuted an SODIMM-style COM with up to 3GB RAM and 64GB flash, running Android 4.4 on a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805, and a Nano-ITX baseboard.
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VR headset mixes Oculus firmware and Android phablet

September 9, 2014
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Samsung and Oculus have joined forces on a 3DOF “Gear VR” virtual reality headset with 96° FOV that uses a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 as a computer and display.
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Android hardhat augments reality for industrial workers

September 8, 2014
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Daqri is prepping an Android-based augmented reality “Smart Helmet” that integrates 360-degree camera views, plus 3D depth and inertial movement sensors.
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MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

September 5, 2014
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Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.
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Android Wear and Tizen smartwatches light up IFA

September 4, 2014
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Asus, LG, and Sony unveiled Android Wear watches, but the star of the show may be Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S, which has 3G, WiFi, and a curved screen.
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Android mini-PC jumps on Cortex-A17 trend

September 2, 2014
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Tronsmart has launched an $80-and-up “Orion R28″ mini-PC that runs Android 4.4 on a quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3188 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz.
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Android 4.4 mini-PC packs 64-bit quad-core Atom punch

September 2, 2014
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Minix is prepping a sub-$150 mini-PC running Android 4.4 on a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F and featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, IR, Ethernet, and USB connectivity.
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Unity adds native Android support for x86

August 22, 2014
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Intel and Unity Technologies are collaborating to bring native support for Android apps built with the gaming-oriented Unity platform to Intel processors.
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Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices

August 22, 2014
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Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.
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Android-on-ARM mini-PC draws less than 7W

August 21, 2014
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Shuttle has introduced an Android 4.2.2 mini-PC with 6.26W consumption, 4GB of flash with SD expansion, plus WiFi, HDMI, GbE, RS232, and four USB ports.
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Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

August 21, 2014
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MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap.
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Firefox gets preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

August 20, 2014
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Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware.
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Xen hypervisor targets automotive virtualization role

August 18, 2014
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The Xen Project’s Embedded and Automotive initiative will bring its hypervisor to a GlobalLogic IVI stack combining a fast-boot Android with Linux or QNX.
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Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

August 18, 2014
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The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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