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Strange Bedfellows: Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows

Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like Flappy Bird to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s...

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Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview

Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel "Bay Trail" NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I've been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. Here's some...

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Mobile Customization Gets Boost with Jolla's The Other Half

The dream of customizing mobile devices with 3D printed modules took another step forward this week when Jolla opened sales of its promised "The Other Half" customizable backplates for Jolla smartphones. The Finnish company has even posted an SDK to let developers construct their own 3D printed backplate designs for the phone, which runs the Linux-based Sailfish OS.

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ARM Announces The Cortex-A17

ARM Holdings has announced the Cortex-A17 processor for mid-range SoC designs...

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Nokia's Android Phone: X Marks the Forked Spot?

The Nokia X, which is expected to debut as an Asha phone running Android, may provide Microsoft with a way to get more of its apps and services on Android.

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