A new release of Raspbian is now available for download. The update primarily consists of bug fixes, but there are also new updates to some of the standard applications; including Scratch, Sonic Pi and Node-RED.
Raspbian is the official Linux distribution of the Raspberry Pi products, and a new version has been released by its developers.
As the name indicates, Raspbian is based on Debian, but nothing that major happened to the base of the OS, with one exception. The developers did make a number of upgrades to the packages, as it was to be expected. Raspbian is stable, and the current iteration of the OS will be kept a little bit longer, but the devs need to upgrade packages in the OS.
Axiomtek’s “CEM846” is a Linux-ready COM Express Type 10 Mini module with a choice of Atom E3800 SoCs, -40 to 85°C support, and wide-range power.
Last April, Axiomtek launched a trio of Intel Bay Trail COM Express modules, including a CEM841 Type 2 Basic (125 x 95mm) COM, as well as CEM842 and CEM843 Type 6 Compact (95 x 95mm) modules. Now the company has unveiled a smaller, 84 x 55mm CEM846 COM Express Type 10 Mini module, running the Bay Trail Intel Atom E3800. Like the CEM843, it offers industrial -40 to 85°C support, in this case as a standard feature.
Canonical has received commitments from Android smartphone and tablet makers to ship devices using the Ubuntu platform “later this year”, according to The Register.
Jane Silber, the company’s CEO, claimed “there’s a lot of interest from these folks in supporting another platform”.
So far, commercial mobile devices powered by Ubuntu have come from two companies – BQ and Meizu – both of which are also offering Android devices using the same hardware.
Mobile display technology is firmly split into two camps, the AMOLED and LCD crowds. Both are based on quite different underlying technologies, leading manufacturers to tout a number of different benefits depending on which display type they’ve opted for.
Google has moved to a beta release of its Android Studio 2.0 IDE, which updates several capabilities since the preview was offered more than two months ago.
When Google made the preview available around Thanksgiving, it emphasized workflows and emulation. The beta of version 2.0 updates Android Emulator, the App Indexing & Integration Testing feature, and Instant Run, a workflow capability enabling a faster code editing and application deployment cycle. Android Studio is Google's official IDE for building Android mobile apps.