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Kindle Fire HD Spreads to Over 170 Countries, Bringing Uncertainty for Other Android Tablets

The Kindle Fire represents a real threat to the Android tablet landscape not because of the Amazon logo, but because of its highly disruptive pricing.

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Report: Android-Related Projects Far Outpace iOS Projects

The creation of new Android-related open source projects picked up in a big way in 2012, radically outpacing new iOS projects, according to data released by Black Duck Software. Black Duck manages and secures implementations of open source software, and has large samples of real-world data on open source software in use and in development. Its latest study shows that new Android mobile projects outstripped iOS projects by a factor of four in 2012, expanding by at least 96 percent in each year since 2007. New iOS project growth, by comparison, was 32 percent from 2011 to 2012. The analysis of open source mobile project data pulled from the Black Duck KnowledgeBase, a repository of data containing about one million open source projects, and Ohloh.net, the public directory of free and open source software, looked at the growth...

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Introducing Boot to Qt

The Qt Blog introduces "Boot to Qt", which is "a light-weight UI stack for embedded linux, based on the Qt Framework - Boot to Qt is built on an Android kernel/baselayer and offers an elegant means of developing beautiful and performant embedded devices." Access is invitation-only currently; a release is...

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Verizon's Galaxy S4 Gets Rooted Almost Instantly

Developers have rooted Big Red's Galaxy S4 right away, but how long will it last? [Read more]    ...

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Digia Launches Boot to Qt Technology Preview

Digia launched a technology preview of Boot to Qt, a commercial offering that provides “a fully-integrated solution for the creation of slick user interfaces on embedded devices.” The current version of Boot to Qt is built on top of an Android kernel base layer, and includes support for the Nexus...

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