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Smart tv
Android for Pine64 doesn’t come with Google apps preloaded so you will have to install a few apps to get things set up.

Turn Your Feature TV Into A Smart TV For $30

Do you have an HDMI-enabled dumb TV sitting around that needs a dedicated set-top box or game console to be used? Are you planning to buy a new smart TV? Stop. Here is a tutorial that will turn your current TV into a great Android Linux powered smart TV. At most, you have to spend $30 on it. What...
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Marc Merlin
Respect for licenses is key to open source software development, said Marc Merlin in his talk at LinuxCon North America. Image copyright: Swapnil Bhartiya

How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated...
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Maru OS Mixes a Custom ROM with a Dockable Debian Desktop, and Now it's Open Source

The idea of a smartphone that magically turns into a full PC has been something of a pipedream for a while now. Motorola tried it with its Atrix laptop dock, Canonical is trying something similar with its Ubuntu Unity phone OS that can dock into a monitor. Even Microsoft is giving it a go with...
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Linux Bug Leaves 1.4 Billion Android Users Vulnerable to Hijacking Attacks

An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren't encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the parties' communications, researchers from mobile security firm Lookout said Monday...
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Google Waves Goodbye to Linux for New IoT OS Fuchsia - Coming Soon to Raspberry Pi

Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel. While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of...
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MediaTek has revealed the upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

MediaTek’s 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A35

MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC will also be one of the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A73 successor to the Cortex-A72, according to PhoneRadar,...
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KDE Kirigami UI Framework Makes First Debut

The previously talked about KDE Kirigami UI framework has now experienced its first public release. The Kirigami UI framework is designed for mobile and convergent applications written in Qt. Today's announcement explains, "Kirigami is not just a set of components, it is also a philosophy that...
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Pwnie Express Makes IoT, Android Security Arsenal Open Source

Pwnie Express has given the keys to software used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software to the open-source community. The Internet of Things (IoT), the emergence of devices ranging from lighting to fridges and embedded systems which are connected to the web, has paved an...
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Google Beefs Up Linux Kernel Defenses in Android

Future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system. Android's security model relies heavily on the Linux kernel that sits at its core. As such, Android developers have always been...
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Remix OS for PC Upgraded to Marshmallow, Supports More Hardware

Remix OS has been putting Android 5.1 on PCs for only half a year, but now users can upgrade their devices to Android Marshmallow. The update also makes the OS compatible with additional NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which adds support for more than a dozen x86 PCs and laptops. It can be installed on most...
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