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Getting Started with MeeGo

The MeeGo project is about to celebrate its first birthday, but there may still be Linux and open source developers who aren't quite sure how it relates to other Linux-based distributions for tablets, netbooks, or phones — like Android, Chrome OS, or the netbook remixes of popular desktop distros. MeeGo takes a different approach, aiming to be a vendor-neutral Linux platform for a variety of devices. If you're a developer, that is a key distinction, because it means it is easier to get started writing or porting apps to MeeGo, even digging in to the platform itself.

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HP's TouchPad Pushes Palm's webOS Forward

The computer giant finally unveiled a tablet device based on Palm's webOS operating system. But a few key details have yet to be revealed.

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HP's webOS Tablet Called Touchpad, May Go On Sale Today

Not to be confused with your laptop's trackpad, the very highly anticipated (an soon to be officially official) webOS tablet will be called Touchpad. That's according to PreCentral, who cleverly overheard a rehearsal in which the tablet was called by that name and identified as being 10 inches and 13mm...

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Alien Dalvik to Extend Android Apps Reach

Mobile software maker Myriad is preparing software that lets non-Android-based smartphones run apps designed for Google's mobile OS.

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Android Takes Second Place in Global Smartphone Share, Says Gartner

Android's worldwide smartphone sales grew 888.8 percent in 2010 and moved past RIM in the fourth quarter to take second place behind Symbian with 22.7 percent, says Gartner. Meanwhile, IDC estimates that Android pushed the 87.2 percent growth in the global smartphone market in 2010, and ComScore says Android continues...

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