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More Teeny-Tiny Linux PCs are Arriving

When it comes to top open source stories of 2012, it's clear that one of the biggest is the proliferation of tiny, inexpensive Linux-based computers at some of the smallest form factors ever seen. The $25 Linux computer dubbed Raspberry Pi (shown here) has grabbed many headlines on this front, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt recently pledged to give some of the units to U.K. schools along with training for teachers who can pass on Linux knowledge to kids. But the Raspberry Pi is only one of many tiny LInux computers being heralded as part of a new "Linux punk ethic." Now others are showing up? Have you heard of the Oval Elephant? The Oval Elephant is a $72 system described by its developers as: "...a fast mini pc similar to the MK802.  It comes with Android [4.0] but can support special versions of Linux as well.  Linaro Linux will be ported to this and one of the first devices this size to support it.  We have plans to run XBMC shortly.  (More information to come regarding Linaro and...

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Following Microsoft's Recipes for Android Self-Programming

Microsoft is involved in a project geared toward self-programming and extending the functionality of the Android smartphone environment. That's surprising, because Microsoft has got its own phone OS that competes. However, on{X} in beta is bringing some unique JavaScript APIs to the table that let you program your phone remotely.

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Now You Can Install Jelly Bean on Your Kindle Fire [Video]

If you're a Kindle Fire owner painfully jealous of the new Nexus 7, here's something to make you feel a little better: you can now install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your tablet. More »...

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HTC Reportedly Taking Another Shot at a Tablet

The company, primarily known for smartphones, has had little success with tablets. [Read more]...

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Google Pushing Jelly Bean Updates to Android Devices

Or one device, anyway, with three more to come Google is pushing out the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" upgrade on Wednesday, but only to customers who have the unlocked version of the Samsung-built Galaxy Nexus mobile.…...

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