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Android Browser Choice Screen in Europe

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Today, Google announced a new browser choice screen in Europe. We love an opportunity to show more people our products, like Firefox for Android. Independent browsers that put privacy and security first (like Firefox) are great for consumers and an important part of the Android ecosystem.

There are open questions, though, about how well this implementation of a choice screen will enable people to easily adopt options other than Chrome as their default browser. The details matter, and the true measure will be the impact on competition and ultimately consumers. As we assess the results of this launch on Mozilla’s Firefox for Android, we’ll share our impressions and the impact we see.

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Open-spec touch panel computer runs on octa-core SoC

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FriendlyElec’s $90 “Octa-Core 64-bit AiO Android System” touch-panel features a sandwich-style mainboard with a Smart6818 compute module running a Samsung S5P6818 plus a 9-inch, 1280 x 800 touchscreen, optional 4G, and -20 to 70℃ support.

FriendlyElec (FriendlyArm) has launched an open source touch-panel computer called the Octa-Core 64-bit All-in-One Android System. LinuxGizmos reader John Joe, who tipped us about the touch panel’s appearance on the FriendlyElec website, calls it “new” and we’ve seen no other coverage. The system sells for $90 with 8GB eMMC or $110 with the optional mini-PCIe-based 4G radio.

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