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Why Zuck Will Go Soft for Facebook Phone - and Rebrand Android

Do some actual electronic engineering? Unlike Analysis  Facebook's attempt to recruit smartphone engineers is being taken as proof that the boy Zuck is chasing mobile hardware again - but this ignores the cheaper and faster alternative of installing a Facebook OS onto existing devices.…...

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GameStop Rolls Out Android Tablets With Pre-Loaded Games To 1,600 Stores

Diversification is the key to longevity. With that likely in mind, GameStop just announced wide-spread availability of Android tablets throughout its chain of retail stores. This comes after a 200 store trial that started last October. These aren’t ordinary Android tablets, though. GameStop is preloading the Samsung, Asus, Acer, and Toshiba with extra gaming titles such as...

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Android Malware Genome Project Launched

Security researchers from North Carolina State University announced the launch of a new initiative – the Android Malware Genome Project – to find, collect and analyse Android malware and share it with researchers around the world...

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Google+ on Android Gets its Turn at a UI Remake, Extra Hangout and Photo Features in the Bargain

Did you see the Google+ 2.0 update for iPhone and wonder if Google's attention had drifted away from its own baby? Don't fret, as the Android app has just been given similarly loving treatment. The interface shares the reworked stream look that we saw on iOS while keeping the swipe-to-switch category filters that Google+ has used from the start. There's...

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Google's Schmidt Pledges Raspberry Pi Linux Computers to U.K. Schools

As we've reported, the diminutive $25 Linux computer dubbed Raspberry Pi is attracting developers and tinkerers, and we've also noted that it could succeed where projects like One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) ran into roadblocks--in the educational market. In fact, the tiny devices (see the motherboard shown here) have already drawn interest from educational system and technology industry leaders. Now, in a very promising step for the Raspberry Pi movement, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has pledged to give U.K. schools Raspberry Pis and pledged to train 100 teachers in how to pass Linux skills onto students. "Rebooting computer science education is not straightforward," Schmidt said at an event in London, according to the BBC.

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