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Android L Will Mean More Fragmentation Hell for Both Users and Developers

Android L will face the same problems that have faced earlier incarnations of Android, and that is that the migration rate will be glacially slow, and that the majority of existing Android users will need to buy new devices in order to benefit.

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Garrett: Self-Signing Custom Android ROMs

Matthew Garrett explains how to get an Android device to refuse to boot an operating system that has not been signed by the device's owner. "It's annoying and involves a bunch of manual processes and you'll need to re-sign every update yourself. But it is possible to configure Nexus devices...

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Wink's Linux Hub and Mobile App Take on Home Automation

The flood of Linux-based home automation hubs that has arrived over the last two years is now being joined by a wave of intermediary solutions that integrate multiple ecosystems. One of the most promising is Wink, a spinoff from crowd-investment firm Quirky. A week after announcing its Linux-based Wink home automation hub and mobile app, the well-heeled startup demonstrated the technology in a model smart home launch event in New York City, and announced 15 partners and 60 compatible devices.

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LinuxCon and ELC Europe Keynotes Revealed

The Linux Foundation announced keynote speakers for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Like last year, the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon Europe is being co-located with CloudOpen Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, with a single registration. This year the shows...

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LG is the First Smartphone Maker to Join Google's Open Automotive Alliance

"Android Everywhere" was the theme of Google I/O this year, and one of the new frontiers the company is tackling is the car. That's not a brand-new focus, however — back at CES, Google announced the Open Automotive Alliance, its attempt at getting both automakers and technology companies on the same page. The...

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