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Fully Free Android ROM Replicant Advances to Jelly Bean

The Replicant project, which builds open source Android ROMs, has reached a major milestone in releasing its first Android 4.2 ("Jelly Bean") version. Replicant 4.2 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and improves security, among other enhancements. Replicant is part of a larger movement to develop more open source smartphones, including the SHR mobile Linux OS project and the Fairphone and Neo900 hardware/software projects.

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Could Samsung Focus Exclusively on Chromebooks?

How focused has Samsung become on Chromebooks--portable computers that run Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS? According to a report in DigiTimes, after cutting its targets for notebook computer sales, the company may have plans to "no longer launch conventional notebook models except Chromebooks in 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers." While there is no official confirmation from Samsung, the move would represent a big shift for Samsung and one of the biggest votes of confidence yet for Chromebooks.  Samsung's 2013 notebook sales came up short of estimates according to DigiTimes, which would not be a surprise. Back in October...

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Android dominates Apple across the globe

iOS shed market share in most countries, though it stayed strong in such key areas as the US, the UK, and China, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. [Read more]    ...

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New Malware Uses Windows to Infect Android Devices

Users are advised to turn off USB debugging on Android devices when it’s not needed to avoid falling victim to this new infection vector.The post New malware uses Windows to infect Android devices appeared first on Muktware.

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US Army Hopes to Replace 25% of Soldiers with Robots by 2040

The U.S. Army has intentions of deploying robots and drones on the field in the very near future.

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