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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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Media player dev kits run Ubuntu and Android on Cortex-A9

August 12, 2014
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Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively.
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Android motorcycle helmet/HUD gains funding

August 12, 2014
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Skully has achieved Indiegogo funding for an Android 4.4 based motorcycle helmet with a head-up display, GPS navigation, and a 180-degree rearview camera.
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Console OS Andoid fork gets funded, adds Minnowboard Max

August 11, 2014
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[Updated Aug 11] — The “Console OS” project to make Android 4.4 dual-boot on x86-based hardware has surpassed its Kickstarter goal, and has added Minnowboard Max SBC support.
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Autonomous Android smartwatch ships

August 8, 2014
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Neptune’s Android 4.1-based “Pine” smartwatch is shipping to Kickstarter backers with a dual-core Snapdragon, 2.4-inch screen, telephony, and dual cameras.
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Android head-up display responds to voice and gestures

August 6, 2014
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Navdy’s Android 4.4 based automotive head-up display (HUD) combines a projected display with voice and gesture controls to interact with smartphone apps.
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Ugoos reveals Cortex-A5 Android 4.4 TV dongle

August 4, 2014
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Ugoos is prepping an Android 4.4 “S85″ media player dongle with a quad-core Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 SoC clocked to 1.5GHz, and a quad-core Mali-450 GPU.
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Android media player supports 4K video, Miracast

August 1, 2014
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W2Comp unveiled a faster, 4K-ready version of its Probox Android media player with a quad-core SoC, a Mali-450 GPU, Miracast, and a gaming-oriented remote.
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Linux-based home automation hub gains Android app

July 31, 2014
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Revolv released an Android app for controlling devices via its Linux-based Revolv Hub home automation controller, and added Nest Thermostat support.
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Linux-friendly Sitara COM adds MIMO WiFi, BLE 4.0

July 31, 2014
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Variscite has upgraded its Linux- and Android-ready “VAR-SOM-AM33″ COM based on a 1GHz TI Sitara AM335x SoC, adding MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
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Magellan GPS takes Android for an RV adventure

July 30, 2014
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Magellan unveiled an Android-based navigation tablet for RVs with a 7-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi and Bluetooth, and real-time traffic updates.
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Palm-sized mini PC projects display, uses IR for touch

July 30, 2014
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TouchPico is prepping an Android 4.2 mini-PC that doubles as a pico-projector and approximates touch input via an infrared stylus and camera.
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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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