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Panasonic T30 and T44 Budget 3G-Enabled Android Smartphones Launched

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Panasonic on Friday unveiled two new budget smartphones, the T30 (seen above) and T44, in India. The company says that the new Panasonic smartphones are targeted at Tier II and Tier III markets in India.

The Panasonic T30 has been priced at Rs. 3,290 while the Panasonic T44 comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,290. The Panasonic T44 will be available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Electric Blue colours. The Panasonic T30 will come in Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, and Steel Grey colours. The company will be offering a free protective screen guard worth Rs. 299 with the new Panasonic T30 and T44.

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Maru OS exits private beta, lets you use an Android phone as a Linux desktop

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Maru OS is a platform that lets you run both Google Android and Debian Linux on a smartphone. Use your device as a phone, and it’ll act like any other Android phone. Connect an external display, mouse, and keyboard and you’ve got a full-fledged Debian Linux desktop environment.

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Carrier board aims DragonBoard 410c SBC at UAV apps

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Gumstix and Arrow launched a customizable DragonBoard 410C expansion board for UAV and MAV applications, that adds NimbeLink LTE and camera support.

Gumstix and Arrow Electronics announced the availability of a $149 variant of its AeroCore 2 board called the “AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for DragonBoard 410C.” This more advanced version of the existing Gumstix AeroCore 2 baseboard for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) uses Arrow’s DragonBoard 410C SBC for its controller brain, rather than usual Gumstix DuoVero COM. The combo not only offers a far more powerful Linux and Android compatible computer, but also a new MIPI-CSI-2 camera connector along with a connector for a NimbeLink LTE radio.

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First 96Boards CE Extended SBC taps Snapdragon 600

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eInfochips and Arrow are prepping an open-spec 96Boards CE Extended form-factor SBC with a Snapdragon 600, plus WiFi-ac, BT, GbE, GPS, SATA, and MIPI-CSI.

An “SD 600eval” single board computer, which appears to be a follow-on to the similarly 96Boards compatible DragonBoard 410c from Qualcomm and Arrow, appears to be nearing launch. eInfochips has posted a product page and a $279 price for the Snapdragon 600-based hacker board, which will be sold by Arrow Electronics. eInfochips refers to the board as the SD 600eval, but product images include “db600c” in their names, suggesting it could be announced as the rumored DragonBoard 600c. Considering the high price, it’s also possible a cheaper, somewhat more limited SBC based on the design
could eventually appear under the DragonBoard brand.

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Russia Is Making A New Linux-based Mobile Operating System To Kill Android And iOS

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Russians are busy developing their own Linux-based mobile operating system to end the monopoly of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Aimed at mass audience, this operating system is being developed by Open Mobile Platform on the top of Sailfish OS.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY. Read more