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Android Oreo adds Linux kernel requirements, debuts Project Treble

Sep 7, 2017 — 976 views

[Updated: 11:41AM] — As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security.

Survey shows Linux and FreeRTOS out front in embedded tech

Aug 29, 2017 — 1,860 views

AspenCore’s 2017 survey of embedded tech developers reveals that open source OSes like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to grow as proprietary platforms decline.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Aug 28, 2017 — 2,082 views

[Updated: Sep. 9] — The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 2MP, 720p camera, plus WiFi, BT, and optional 3G, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad -A7 SoC.

Adlink gear to showcase VMWare’s Liota based IoT framework

Aug 24, 2017 — 298 views

Adlink will offer the new VMware Pulse IoT Center service and Linux-friendly Liota (Little IoT Agent) to Adlink customers as pre-integrated solutions.

Open comm protocol for AUVs embarks with BeagleBone based modem

Aug 15, 2017 — 659 views

NATO’s open source JANUS standard for underwater communications is first appearing in a BeagleBone-based acoustic modem running Linux.

Free security service scans open source Linux IoT binaries

Aug 14, 2017 — 1,131 views

[Updated: Aug. 22] — Insignary unveiled TruthIsIntheBinary, a free, cloud-based version of its Clarity binary code scanning software aimed at open source Linux IoT code.

Final Android Things preview adds RPi3 features and new i.MX6 UL target

Aug 11, 2017 — 1,353 views

Google released Developer Preview 5 of Android Things, adding Android O, OpenGL ES, and WebView on the RPi 3, and support for an i.MX6 UL based “SprIoT” kit.

IoT cloud service adds Linux support via free BeagleBone BSP

Aug 4, 2017 — 661 views

Anaren released v2.1 of its Anaren Atmosphere cloud-based IoT development platform, for the first time adding Linux support via a free BeagleBone Black BSP.

Arduino announces developer workshop following Musto ouster

Aug 3, 2017 — 1,046 views

Arduino opened registration for an Arduino Core Developers Workshop following a shakeup in which controversial CEO Federico Musto left the company.

Automotive Grade Linux releases UCB 4.0 and taps virtualization tech

Aug 3, 2017 — 636 views

The AGL project released UCB 4.0 with new SmartDeviceLink support, and Ubuntu was spotted in an Uber self-driving trial.

Mentor’s Zynq UltraScale+ eval kit includes Linux and Android 6.0

Jul 27, 2017 — 804 views

Mentor’s “Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit” offers Mentor Embedded Linux, Nucleus, Code Sourcery, a hypervisor, and an Android 6.0 BSP.

Open source group adds members to forge edge computing standards

Jul 26, 2017 — 520 views

The open source EdgeX Foundry group gains new members as it begins to sculpt standardized software building blocks for intelligent edge computing.

Snapdragon 835 neural processing SDK targets Android and Linux gizmos

Jul 26, 2017 — 784 views

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK for the Snapdragon 835 supports Caffe, Caffe2, or TensorFlow AI frameworks on Linux or Android targets.