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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.