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Tiny IoT-oriented COM gains faster clock and i.MX6 ULL option

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Variscite launched a faster, 696MHz v1.2 spin of its 50 x 25mm DART-6UL COM, and an option for the power-efficient i.MX6 ULL in addition to the UL SoC.

Variscite has added an option for NXP’s new, more power-efficient i.MX6 ULL SoC to a newly revised, v1.2 version of its i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) based DART-6UL computer-on-module. The company has also boosted the i.MX6 UL v1.2’s Cortex-A7 clock rate to 696MHz, compared to the earlier 528MHz, and has lowered the overall price to as little as $24 in volume, down from $27. The price and clock rate also appear to apply to the new ULL version.

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  • Google Launches a New Issue Tracker, Used for Android and the GCP

    Exactly one month ago, Google announced they had just launched a new Issue Tracker project for their Google Cloud Platform products. Until now, if you wanted to submit a bug about a Google product then you were pointed at a code.google.com URL. For Android, this would be the AOSP Issue Tracker and it would be the Chromium Issue Tracker for Chrome. This worked fine for a while, but even this issue tracker had some bugs and it just looked like a dated system.

  • Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

    For decades, the answer to the question "What's the most popular operating system?" was Windows. You may not have liked it, but macOS, OS/2, Linux, you name it, couldn't knock it off its pedestal. But, then along came smartphones and tablets, and PCs started their long sales decline. In March 2017, by web-analytics company StatCounter's reckoning, Android became more popular than Windows.

  • Android is more popular than Windows... for getting online [iophk: "at those figures the monopoly rents will become unobtainable and without additional income, such as stock trading, the bubble will pop"]

    Usage figures published by StatCounter show that Android accounted for 37.93 percent of the worldwide OS Internet usage share in March. Windows is not far behind at 37.91 percent, but Android taking the lead is being described as a "milestone in technology history."

    [...]

    Windows is starting to lose out overall, although it still accounts for 84 percent of the worldwide desktop operating system market.

  • Android overtakes Windows for first time
  • Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz – by 0.02%

Android Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

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Tiny, temp-resistant SBC runs Android 6.0 on Snapdragon 820

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iWave has launched a rugged, 56 x 50mm “iW-RainboW-G25S” SBC with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS.

The iW-RainboW-G25S single board computer, which iWave also calls the APQ8096 SBC and Snapdragon 820 SBC, runs Android Marshamallow on Qualcomm’s quad-core APQ8096 SoC, better known as the Snapdragon 820. Designed for high-end embedded applications that require high processing power, graphics and multimedia capabilities, the SBC weighs in at a tiny 56 x 50mm and supports -20 to 85°C temperatures.

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Android's popularity eclipses Windows among internet users

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The stat trackers at StatCounter have come out with their internet usage numbers for the month of March, and they have, for the first time, reported Android as the world's most popular operating system. Nudging ahead of the once-untouchable Windows by a tiny fraction, Android is now the world's most-used platform for getting online according to these latest figures. This represents a natural progression from the difference in devices shipped every year — more than a billion for Android versus 200-something million PCs per year for Windows — but StatCounter is among the first to claim that Android is now in the lead in usage numbers as well.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: which Android phone is better?

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Our Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 comparison is here, to give you all the info you need to help you decide which South Korean phone maker’s new handset is best for you in 2017.

Sure, they look different in terms of design and internal specs, but the dimensions, weight, and many key features are exactly the same. Android phone buyers have a tough choice on their hands.

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