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Are Androidbooks Upon Us?

The many recent big moves going on at Google got many people excited about the idea that Google might merge its Chrome OS and Android platforms, creating a simple and open unified operating system strategy. I've weighed in on why I don't think this merger will happen. However, now a new corollary discussion has cropped up on the web, which centers on some reports that say that just as Chromebooks are succeeding as mobile devices, we may very soon see Androidbook portable computers based on the Android mobile OS. Is it possible?  The online discussion began with a DigiTimes article that reports that Androidbook mobile systems could show up in Q3 of this year. DigiTimes speculates that undar Sundar Pichai, head of the Chrome team, who also handles Android development, Google may accelerate penetration into...

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Ouya Review: Can an Indie Console Take on Sony and Microsoft?

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo may no longer be the only names that matter in gaming, but the "big three" is still very much alive in people's minds. Even as iOS and Android have gotten better games, and better hardware to run those games, capital-G Gaming remains something done with a...

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Facebook's New Home on Android: Join us Thursday (Live Blog)

Is it the fabled Facebook phone? Or a new Facebook-integrated Android operating system? Both? Find out live with CNET at 10 a.m. PT Thursday. [Read more]...

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$99 SBC Runs Linux on 1GHz Dual-Core ARM SOC

Embest is accepting pre-orders for a $99 single-board computer (SBC) based on a 1GHz dual-core Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chip (SOC). The compact “MarS Board” provides interfaces for Gig-Ethernet, SATA, HDMI, camera, and more, and it’s supported with ready-to-use embedded Linux and Android OS images. The MarS Board’s small size...

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Manufacturers Slashing Prices of Windows RT Tablets

Microsoft is still keeping its Surface RT priced at $499, however.

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