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Embedded Linux Conference hijacked by drones

January 27, 2015

The Embedded Linux Conference + Android Builders Summit on Mar. 23-25 in San Jose is about “Drones, Things, and Automobiles,” but drones get the most love.
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New Sony Walkman runs Android 4.2, costs 1.1 kilobucks

January 13, 2015

Sony updated its decades-old Walkman media player line with an aluminum model running Android 4.2, featuring high-res audio, and priced around $1,120.
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Parrot unveils two Android IVI systems

January 5, 2015

Parrot tipped two Android IVI boxes: an aftermarket “RNB6″ with Android Auto support, and a “SOCA Simple Box” that uses your own Android tablet for display.
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Checking up on 2014’s crowdfunded Linux and Android devices

December 31, 2014

What became of the crowdfunded projects we covered in 2014? Two earned more than $2 million each, about a third went unfunded, and half had shipping delays.
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Banana Pi project forks, as competing gen-2 SBCs emerge

December 24, 2014

SinoVoip is prepping a “Banana Pi M2″ update built with a quad-core Allwinner A31 SoC, while LeMaker has begun shipping a competing A20-based “Banana Pro.”
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Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

December 20, 2014

This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.
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Google building full Android IVI stack, says report

December 19, 2014

Google is planning to expand its Android Auto project into a full-fledged “Android M” automotive stack within the next year or two, says Reuters.
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Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range

December 16, 2014

Aaeon’s first ARM-based COM — a Qseven-based “AQ7-IMX6″ module running Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 — has added an industrial temperature option.
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Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

December 16, 2014

MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports.
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Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

December 11, 2014

Google released open hardware specs and Android and Unity SDKs for its “Google Cardboard,” which turns smartphones into a low-cost stereoscopic VR viewers.
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$35 quad-core hacker SBC offers Raspberry Pi-like size and I/O

December 9, 2014

[Updated Dec 10] — Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion.
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KitKat BSPs support TI Sitara and BeagleBone Black

December 5, 2014

Adeneo announced Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) BSPs for the TI Sitara AM335x and Sitara AM437x development platforms and the AM335x-based BeagleBone Black SBC.
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Android motorcycle helmet open for pre-order

December 5, 2014

Skully announced a limited public pre-order round for its Android-based head-up display motorcycle helmet, available for $1,499 through Jan. 8.
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Linux/Android MIPS hacker SBC goes for $65

December 4, 2014

Imagination’s Linux/Android “Creator CI20″ hacker SBC, featuring a dual MIPS core Ingenic JZ4780 SoC, 4GB flash, WiFi, and BT 4.0, is now selling for $65.
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Tiny mini-PC boasts quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC

December 2, 2014

CompuLab unveiled a second-gen Ubuntu and Android ready Utilite2 mini-PC based on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, that shrinks to 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches.
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Tiny i.MX6 COM and dev kit offer triple camera inputs

December 1, 2014

E-Con released a Linux-friendly i.MX6 based COM with optional eMMC, WiFi, BLE, Ethernet, and -40 to 85°C support, plus a dev kit with triple camera inputs.
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Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

November 24, 2014

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.
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Android drone tracks you by computer vision

November 24, 2014

Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4″ follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures.
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Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

November 22, 2014

[Updated 11:40pm] — Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.
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Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivalry heats up

November 19, 2014

Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate.
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