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Ubuntu-Based Netbook Hits South Africa at $188

Vodacom announced an Ubuntu Linux-based netbook for the developing world, to be initially be launched in South Africa for $188. The Vodafone Webbook offers a 10-inch screen, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, a Vodacom SIM card slot, and a weight less than 2.2 pounds, says the mobile provider....

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Is It Okay for Android to Be "Almost" Open Source?

This week marked the arrival of the "Ice Cream Sandwich" latest version of the Android mobile operating system on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, which looks great and is getting great reviews.

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Android Trending Up in Enterprises

The folks at Good Technology have released their latest report analyzing the trends in tablet and smartphone activations using their software, and the results show a trend towards greater Android adoption in corporations, although a still overwhelming use of Apple devices. We last covered these reports from Good here earlier...

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MeeGo Community Investigates Tizen Alternatives

Last month the Tizen project was announced with Intel and the Linux Foundation transitioning their support from MeeGo to Tizen. The LiMo Foundation and Samsung are also joining the new mobile open-source OS project. However, many in the MeeGo community remain less than enthusiastic about this new Linux OS that...

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How Linuxy Is Android?

The world of Android is growing increasingly complicated. Soon Amazon will begin shipping its Fire, which includes a highly modified version of an old Android release. How free is the heart of Android? How much does its share with its free-spirited cousin Linux?

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