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Installing the Android SDK for Windows, Mac and Linux: A tutorial

Everything you need to get started with the Android SDK, and everything you need to know about installing it Installing the Android SDK is far easier than it used to be, thanks to a new package from Google. One download not only gives you a complete and working Android SDK, but it also has...
Tesla

Tesla CEO mulls in-car Android emulator, Chrome browser upgrade

Tesla 'considering adding a pure Android emulator' to vehicles, says Elon Musk At a recent event in Munich, Germany, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at the possibility that his company's cars may one day be able to run Android apps. Fielding a question on app development for the Tesla Model S, Musk...
Google Play HTC One

Google Play edition HTC One Android 4.3 kernel source released

Kernel source published —​ but no update for devices just yet HTC has released the kernel source code and related platform support files for the Google Play edition HTC One, as required under the GPL. The code drop comes ahead of the Google Play HTC One's Android 4.3 update — officially, the...
OMG GUISE PRISM

NSA contributes to Android, but there is no secret backdoor

All Android code is available for public review, and plenty of people are reviewing it It came to light today (though it was never a secret) that the NSA (the National Security Agency), a U.S. intelligence service that's been in the news as of late for things nobody likes, is contributing code...
Samsung

Kernel source now available for Verizon Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Mega devices

Code for VZW GS4, Tab 3, Mega 5.8 Duos and Mega 6.3 added to Samsung Open Source Repository As required under the open-source rules, Samsung has published the Linux kernel source code for a slew of new, high-profile Galaxy devices, including the Verizon Galaxy S4. Alongside Big Red's GS4,...
Kernel version

Google working on experimental 3.8 Linux kernel for Android

Google has opened a public kernel repository, marked as experimental, for the Linux 3.8 kernel. The kernel repo is built from the standard Linux kernel, with Android modifications added by the folks in Mountain View working on the Android project.  The reason this is good news? 3.8 includes three...
Linux on the Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel might be the new Linux ultrabook you're waiting for

After the announcement of the Chromebook Pixel yesterday, a lot of people were in love with the hardware, but thought the price tag was a bit high for a machine running Chrome OS. I'm in that camp as well. I think the hardware is mostly worth the price tag (a 256GB SSD would affirm that in a big...
LagFix

New LagFix application promises to fix mystery lag on some devices

LagFix is an app (rooted phones only) with an unimaginative name that uses a standard Linux tool to help fix "lag" on Android devices. Lag is a term that gets thrown around pretty liberally, without any real definition attached to it. In this case, I'm familiar with the tool being used so I know...
Eclipse

Want to learn basic Android programming? The Linux Foundation wants to help

The fine people at the Linux Foundation have started a little project that deserves some attention -- some tutorials teaching beginning Android programming. So far things are pretty basic, but the beginning is always the best place to start. They have the basics of setting up a development...
Ubuntu Smartphone OS

Canonical announces its Ubuntu smartphone OS

In its infancy for quite a long time now, software maker Cononical today is taking the wraps off of the smartphone variation of its Linux operating system Ubuntu. The interface will be distinctly in the Ubuntu style, and have many features of other modern smartphone operating systems. There are...

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