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Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

March 24, 2015

Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.
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Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC

March 24, 2015

Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.
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Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

March 23, 2015

AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display.
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Android smartwatch enlightens dumb phone and tablet

March 18, 2015

Neptune launched a WiGig-connected “Neptune Suite” on Indiegogo, comprising an Android smartwatch, a barebones phone and tablet, and a keyboard and TV dongle.
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Tiny SBC runs Android and Linux on Snapdragon 410

March 16, 2015

Qualcomm’s Raspberry Pi-sized “DragonBoard 410c” SBC runs Android or Linux on the quad-core Cortex-A53 based Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, and GPS.
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Allwinner’s octa-core A80 SoC tightens its SBC grip

March 13, 2015

The CubieTech octa-core Allwinner A80 based “Cubieboard4″ SBC goes for $125, competing with LinkSprite’s $129 Beta Arches and Merrii’s $300 H88 Hummingbird.
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“First” Ultra-HD Android TV STB launches in France

March 11, 2015

[Updated 4:30PM] — French IPTV provider Free unveiled a “Freebox Mini 4K,” claimed to be the first Ultra HD Android TV set-top box, based on a new Broadcom Cortex-A15 STB SoC.
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Tiny i.MX6-based IoT COM fills Intel Edison’s shoes

March 9, 2015

TechNexion’s Freescale i.MX6-based “PICO-IMX6″ COM offers a superset of the features of Intel’s Edison IoT module, along with partial plug-in compatibility.
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Tiny IoT SBC runs Linux, offers Arduino compatibility

March 6, 2015

[Updated Mar. 9] — The credit card sized, open-spec Udoo Neo SBC features Freescale’s Cortex-M4-enhanced i.MX6 SoloX, plus Arduino compatibility, WiFi, Bluetooth, and sensors.
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Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

March 4, 2015


Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service.
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Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

March 3, 2015

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173″ SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.
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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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