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Android Pie
The ninth iteration of Android has brought about a far more satisfying user experience; get details from Jack Wallen.

An Overview of Android Pie

Let’s talk about Android for a moment. Yes, I know it’s only Linux by way of a modified kernel, but what isn’t these days? And seeing as how the developers of Android have released what many (including yours truly) believe to be the most significant evolution of the platform to date, there’s plenty...
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Fuchsia
Google has added a Guest app to its Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as a virtual machine.

Google’s Fuchsia Adds Emulator for Running Linux Apps

Google has added a Guest app to its emergent and currently open source Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as a virtual machine (VM). The Guest app makes use of a library called Machina that permits closer integration with the OS than is available with typical emulators, according...
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Facebook Releases Sonar Debugging Tool to the Open Source Community

Sonar was developed for and by Facebook engineers to help them manage the social network, including the implementation of new features, bug hunting, and performance optimization. Now, Sonar is being released to the open source community in the hopes of giving programmers a tool for the acceleration...
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SBC survey
Complete the survey of hacker-friendly SBCs that run Linux or Android and be entered to win a free board.

Vote for Your Favorite Linux SBC and Be Entered to Win a Free Board

Vote for your favorite open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200. It’s time again for LinuxGizmos’ annual reader survey of single board computers. They’ve identified 116 SBCs that fit their requirements -- up from 98 boards in the June 2017 survey. Make your picks...
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PixelBook
Chromebooks can run apps from Android, Linux, and Windows concurrently in the same session.

​The Killer Chromebook: Google's i7 Pixelbook

Want the best of all Chromebooks? Then get Google's Pixelbook. Now, I've liked Chromebooks since the experimental Cr-48rolled out in late 2010. And, when Google released its first high-end Chromebook, 2013's Pixel, I was sold. I slowly but surely put away my Linux-powered Lenovo ThinkPads and...
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AsteroidOS
The AsteroidOS project has released version 1.0 of its open source, Linux-based smartwatch distribution. (Image courtesy: AsteroidOS.org)

AsteroidOS and OpenWatch Aim to Open Up Smartwatch Market

The AsteroidOS project has released version 1.0 of its open source, Linux-based smartwatch distribution. Designed for after-market installation on “Wear OS by Google” (formerly Android Wear) watches, AsteroidOS can now be dual booted on seven different models. The release follows the late March...
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How to Connect your Android Device to your Linux Desktop

If you're an Android and Linux user, you know well the frustration of not being able to connect those two together, especially given that Android makes use of so much of the Linux kernel. Out of the box, these two should easily communicate. They don't. Fortunately, a lot of work has gone into...
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Android Things
Eric Brown has details on newly announced Android Things features and related products.

Android Things 1.0 Offers Free OTA Updates — With Restrictions

A year and a half after Google announced that its stripped down, IoT-oriented Brillo version of Android was being recast as Android Things, the platform has emerged from Developer Preview as Android Things 1.0. The good news is that Google is offering customers free automated updates for three...
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​What's the Most Popular Linux of Them All?

Let's cut to the chase. Android is the most popular of all Linux distributions. Period. End of statement. But that's not the entire story. But, setting Android aside, what's the most popular Linux? It's impossible to work that out. The website-based analysis tools, such as those used by StatCounter...
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5 Raspberry Pi Operating Systems That Aren’t Linux

Looking for a way to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi? Running a project that just needs something more? Odd as it may seem, Linux might be the problem, so why not consider a non-Linux operating system? Several have been released, or adapted, for use on the Raspberry Pi. 1. Plan 9 Released as...
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