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Mobile dev
Jack Wallen looks at two open source tools that make a great launching point to help you get started with your mobile development journey.

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier

Mobile apps have been a boon for developers. With Android the most widely used platform on the planet, it makes perfect sense for developers to ply their trade in the mobile market. Not only do developers have the chance to get their work seen, they can make money from the Google Play Store or the...
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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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Raspberry Pi-based ZeroPhone Promises 'an Open-Source, Linux-Powered' Handset

A project to build the $50 phone has been launched on Crowd Supply, promising to deliver "an open-source, Linux-powered" handset with "no carrier locks, bloated apps, or data mining" and that "doesn't depend on big companies". Android smartphones have hit the headlines recently, first for Google...
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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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​Google Fuchsia Is Not Linux: So, What Is It and Who Will Use It?

Google has been working on this open-source operating system since the summer of 2016. At first, we thought Fuchsia was for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We now know it can also power Chromebooks and smartphones. Is it a replacement for Android and Chrome OS? Good question. It's not clear what...
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LimeMicro
Lime Microsystems is collaborating with the European Space Agency to make its Ubuntu Core-driven LimeSDR Mini boards available for developing applications running on ESA’s communications satellites.

Open Source LimeSDR Mini Takes Off in Satellites

The topic of 5G mobile networks dominated the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, despite the expectation that widespread usage may be years away. While 5G’s mind-boggling bandwidth captivates our attention, another interesting angle is found in the potential integration with software...
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The Shift to Linux Operating Systems for IoT

IoT devices are considered embedded devices, which in short means a computer attached to something else, whatever that something else might be. This is in contrast with laptops, desktops, and servers, for which the computer in them is the end and not just the means. While these terms are not formal...
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Plasma Mobile
Jack Wallen takes an early look at Plasma Mobile, the joint effort of Purism and KDE to bring mobile Linux to the masses.

Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

In the past few years, it’s become clear that, outside of powering Android, Linux on mobile devices has been a resounding failure. Canonical came close, even releasing devices running Ubuntu Touch. Unfortunately, the idea of Scopes was doomed before it touched down on its first piece of hardware...
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PiTalk
The PiTalk is an IoT-enabled, modular smartphone for Raspberry Pi. (Image courtesy: PiTalk)

Linux Smartphone Market Heats Up with PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo

Since our September story surveying a new crop of Linux smartphone contenders, including the Raspberry Pi based ZeroPhone and Purism’s Librem 5, we’ve seen several more Linux phone projects pop into view. New entries covered here include a successfully Kickstarted PiTalk phone add-on for the...
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How IoT Is Steadily Transforming the Mobile App Development Sphere

In recent times, the mobile app development sphere has been flooded with different sort of innovations and groundbreaking discoveries. As the current trend of the mobile market, everyone (both individuals and businesses) have been relying on mobile apps for various purposes such as communication,...
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