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From the MeeGo Conference: The State of MeeGo

Last week I was in San Francisco for MeeGoConf SF, the second large-scale MeeGo event. A lot has changed since the Dublin get-together last November — or at least that's how it looks from the outside. Nokia (one of the co-founders of the project) hired on a new CEO from Microsoft, who announced in February that the Finnish phone maker would start using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 instead of its own smartphone operating systems. To a lot of mobile-phone-industry watchers, that looked like bad news for MeeGo, and it certainly disappointed a huge portion of Nokia's MeeGo and Qt engineers, not to mention Maemo fans. But there is more to the MeeGo picture, which frames those events in a different light — as last week's event showed.

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Linaro Non-Profit is Rapidly Hitting Embedded Linux Milestones

For years, many Linux users wished for it to achieve a level of success on the desktop that in never did achieve; however, a funny thing happened on the way to that state of affairs: Linux succeeded off the desktop. Linux is growing very rapidly on servers, and already powers much of the server infrastructure behind the Internet and many corporate networks.

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Open Source Project Brings Android Apps to iOS with 'Hello World' Panache

Ever think you'd see Android applications executing natively within iOS? A project called "in-the-box" is working toward this goal, and it's hoping to provide developers an easy path for submitting their software to the App Store. This means Apple users could get a crack at exotic titles from Google's turf, all without jailbreaking their devices.

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This is the ASUS PadFone

Wow, so our theory and mockup turned out to be pretty much spot on: indeed, the oddly named ASUS PadFone does tuck itself into a shielded docking bay on the back of its companion tablet, and the latter's hinged cover appears to pop up upon releasing the latch. You can also just about make out the two ports inside, which are likely to be micro-USB and HDMI for driving...

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Android Game Console Offers Open Development Platform

Envizions opened pre-orders for a hackable Android-based gaming console due to ship this fall for $249, and announced an & open& developer version for a $149 per year support fee. The Evo 2 Cloud Console runs a modified version of Android 2.2 on a Samsung 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of...

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