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40 Android Flaws in May Update

May 4th, 2016
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Google has released its fifth security update for its Android mobile operating system so far in 2016, this time patching 40 vulnerabilities. Of those, 12 are rated as critical, with two of the critical issues identified as remote code execution vulnerabilities in Android’s much maligned mediaserver component.

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Linux hole not a big deal for Android

January 24th, 2016
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Adrian Ludwig, Android’s lead security engineer, wrote on Google+ that Google took the problem seriously. Other Google sources added that they did so because they were aware of the problem via the upstream Linux kernel security team. Perception Point, which had claimed that the “vulnerability has implications for … 66 percent of all Android devices (phones/tablets).” had not bothered to tell them about the problem.

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70-Inch Android Touchscreen

June 30th, 2015
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ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations.

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Android, Education, Hardware

Quad-Core 64-bit on 44mm x 26.5mm

June 19th, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada based Intrinsyc Technologies Corp. has expanded its line of Qualcomm Snapdragon based Open-Q computer-on-modules with a tiny module that taps Qualcomm’s 64-bit, Snapdragon 410. The Open-Q 410 is designed for Internet of Things applications like robotics, cameras, set-top-boxes, wearables, medical devices, vending machines, building and home automation, and industrial control.

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Chrome OS gets stick-ee

April 3rd, 2015
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Google announced an Asus “Chromebit” HDMI stick running Chrome OS, plus four new low-cost Chromebooks, and opened its Android-to-Chrome OS app porting tech.

Google took the Linux and Chrome browser based Chrome OS a step closer to a potential convergence with Android as it announced the first embedded form-factor Chrome OS computer, as well as the most affordable touchscreen Chromebook yet.

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Android, Chrome OS

Android PC on a HDMI stick

February 1st, 2014
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Thin-clients are great for security and keeping everyone on the same software platform page but they can be a pain to set up. Dell’s Wyse division, which has been doing thin-clients for decades, has cooked up a new way to avoid the thin-client setup trouble: An Android-powered, universal-thin client called the Wyse Cloud Connect.

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Open Gaming Console

April 13th, 2013
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Ouya is a small cubed-shape video game console running on Android and powered by a Tegra 3 CPU. For $99 you get the console and one controller. There’s no physical media to speak of, and all games must be either downloaded directly to the system or side-loaded.

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Android OS vs. Android Linux

July 7th, 2012
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Android was never branded as “Android Linux”, making it seem as a yet another variant of the same operating system. It was branded as its own standalone OS, which just happens to have the Linux kernel.

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