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Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

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Google Fuchsia first saw the light of day in the summer of 2016 as an unannounced bit of code posted on GitHub. Now, in May 2017, the word is being spread by so many tech news outlets that we don’t have room to list them all.

The Fuchsia demo app is called Armadillo, and you’re free to build it for yourself. We even found an article for you titled How to build Fuchsia Armadillo for Android in case you want to see how Fuchsia looks on your own Android phone or tablet.

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TinkerOS Android 13.11.0.4 Released

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Debian

Asus has released a new version of their TinkerOS Android distribution for the Asus Tinker Board. It’s still powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running on a 3.10.0 kernel. But unlike the previous release, Android 13.11.0.4 is not classed as a beta release. The release seems pretty stable.

The TinkerOS Android release offers a few notable improvements including some handy bug fixes. The previous Android image produced fuzzy text on some HDMI monitors. The only way to obtain sharp text was to reset the HDMI resolution after each boot. This issue is fixed in the new release. The release also fixes a volume consistent issue in the setting and notification bar.

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Android Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

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  • Google has a new way to call out poorly made Android apps

    Google's plan to improve the Android experience involves more than just tweaking the operating system. It also requires developers to up the quality of their work, and now Google has a new way to warn app creators whose work isn't up to snuff. Long story short, if your app ranks in the bottom 25 percent when it comes to certain stability, battery or rendering metrics, you'll be hearing from the search giant through the developer console.

  • Android Go is NOT a replacement for Android One

    The current specs race and the bid to have computing power in our smartphones that is vastly superior to that in most of computers has proven to be a necessity when it comes to Android smartphones. For flagship devices, this is not a major problem as the large cost of the device means OEMs can afford to add expensive components, but what about for the super low-cost devices?

  • Google making cheap Android phones support its latest software

    Google is making another go at getting cheap Android phones to support its latest software, an attempt to lock more consumers in the developing world into the internet giant’s services.

    The new program, called Android Go, was announced at the Alphabet Inc. division’s I/O developer conference on Wednesday in Mountain View, California. It bakes features directly into Google’s mobile operating system that are designed specifically for cheap phones, including software to manage cellular data costs. The service will launch in 2018.

  • Shadow Warrior finally makes the jump from PC to Android

    In 1997, 3D Realms, the development team behind Duke Nukem 3D, released Shadow Warrior for the PC. It remains one of the best first person shooters ever made, and now you can finally play it on your Android smartphone or tablet for just $2.99, thanks to publisher Devolver Digital and the game’s Android developer, General Arcade.

  • Does Android Wear Have a Future?

    I remember the precise moment I understood smartwatches. I had been using a massive Samsung phablet for a week, trying to understand how people were using these relatively new devices. When it buzzed in my pocket, I thought "I wish I could look at a smaller screen."

  • 10 new Android O features that will make your phone better

    Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android.

    Though we're still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, building on updates Google introduced last year with Nougat. (Yes, it's another boring year for Android.)

Android Leftovers

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  • 14 new features in Android O you need to know about

    Android O is currently available to developers and those brave enough to take part in the public beta.

    Keep in mind as you go through these slides, features often change during development. So things may look different this fall when Android O gets a proper name and release. But until then, the following are features you can expect when Android O hits your device.

  • Android O’s most exciting new feature is a total game-changer

    Of all the current phones that are going to be updated to Android O after Google releases the new operating system, only the Pixel will take advantage of Project Treble. What that actually means is that Google might update the phone even after the mandatory two-year period for software updates expires.

  • Android O latest rumours - name, release date, features & public beta
  • Android to Add Kotlin Programming Language Support

    Today, at the Google I/O keynote, the Android team announced first-class support for Kotlin. [...] Starting now, Android Studio 3.0 ships with Kotlin out of the box

  • ICC Examin 1.0 on Android

    ICC Examin allows since version 1.0 ICC Color Profile viewing on the Android mobile platform. ICC Examin shows ICC color profile elements graphically. This way it is much easier to understand the content. Color primaries, white point, curves, tables and color lists are displayed both numerically and as graphics. Matrices, international texts, Metadata are much easier to read.

  • What Fuchsia could mean for Android

    Google has never been one to settle or to do things in a way that is not decidedly "Google". So it should have come as no surprise to anyone that they began working on a project that had many scratching their heads. The project is called Fuschia and most people that follow Google and Android closely, know of this new platform.

  • Project Treble is the most important Android update you've never heard of

    “This time, things will be different,” or so Google says with each major dessert-flavored Android release that it pushes to phones and tablets. But looking at Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat over the past two years proves that’s not entirely true.

  • Android Automotive hands-on: Google is finally ready to talk about its car OS

    After years of rumors and speculation, Google finally announced a plan to put a Google-blessed, car version of Android in a production vehicle. Audi and Volvo have both signed up to have their "next gen" vehicles powered by Google's OS. Previously we've seen "concept" Android-as-a-car-OS displays from Google in the form of a "stock Android" car OS in a Maserati and an FCA/Google concept for a "skinned android" infotainment system. With Audi and Volvo, the "concepts" are over, and we're finally seeing a work-in-progress product that will actually make it to market. And while previous concepts were quietly shown off with no one willing to comment, Google finally seems ready to talk about how Android in the car will work.

  • Android Circuit: Latest Pixel 2 Specs Leak, Samsung Note 8 Details, Google Invades Your iPhone

Android Leftovers

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Android Domination and Android O

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  • Android now has more than two billion active users

    It doesn't come as a surprise, though, as Android's share of the mobile market continues to grow, and claimed a record 88 per cent of the global market back in November 2016. iOS, meanwhile, bagged just 12.1 per cent of the market.

  • Android O is shaping up to be exactly what Android needs

    Today’s Google I/O presentation was as wide-ranging as the company’s various ventures into future technology, though the biggest cheers of excitement were inevitably reserved for Android. I just got my first taste of Google’s next iteration, codenamed Android O, and it looks like it’s targeting exactly the areas where Google’s mobile OS needed improvement.

  • Android O Beta: Our first take

    Whatever Google ends up calling it, the Mountain View, California, company is prepping its next major Android release: Android O. On March 21, it made everything official except the name.

Fedora 27 Workstation Linux Could Let You Share Printers from Android Devices

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Red Hat

Red Hat's Jiří Eischmann is informing the Fedora Linux community today about the upcoming availability of some long-anticipated printing improvements to the Workstation edition of the operating system.

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