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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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Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project...
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Linux Kernel Long Term Support Extended to 6 Years for Project Treble

Yesterday at Linaro Connect, Project Treble’s lead engineer Iliyan Malchev announced that Greg Kroah-Hartman, the current maintainer of the LTS kernels for the Linux Foundation, has agreed to extend the support period for LTS kernels from 2 years to 6 years. And this isn’t some far of in the future...
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ZeroPhone
The ZeroPhone was announced in January as a DIY Hackaday project, based on open source hardware including the Raspberry Pi Zero. Image courtesy: Hackaday.io

Librem 5 Leads New Wave of Open Source Mobile Linux Contenders

Just when it seemed that the dream for an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and some older projects have sought new life as aftermarket replacements. The biggest news in recent weeks was the endorsement by the KDE project and GNOME...
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