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Mar
21st

Qt 5.6 Goes LTS, Tightens Integration with Yocto Project

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

The Qt Company released version 5.6 of its cross-platform application and UI development framework, bringing Qt’s Boot to Qt embedded Linux platform in greater alignment with Yocto Project tools. As a result, “developers can easily pull in the full Qt offering to their own Yocto-based software stacks or customize Qt’s Yocto-compliant software stack to meet their production needs,” says the Qt Company.


Mar
21st

Google Rushes Out Emergency Fix for Android Rooting Exploit But Most Phones Remain at Risk

Author: ZDNet | Files under syndicated

Google says ‘no’ to rooting apps in Google Play and issues an emergency patch for Nexus devices to fix a critical kernel bug.


Mar
18th

‘Metaphor’ Stagefright Exploit Exposes Millions of Android Devices

Author: ZDNet | Files under syndicated

The newly-discovered Stagefright variant can be used to break into Samsung, LG and HTC smartphones.


Mar
16th

CyanogenMod 13.0 Release 1 Now Available

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

CyanogenMod 13 Release 1 is now available as the Android community’s first release based off Google’s 6.0 Marshmallow release.


Mar
15th

Researchers Trace Android Malware Back to Common Sources

Author: eWeek | Files under syndicated

The code for a number of malicious Android programs suggest a common source, whether a developer or competing groups, according to a pair of analyses from IBM and FireEye.


Mar
11th

96Boards Gains New SBCs, But Is Pressured by Rasp Pi 3

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

Prior to the Linaro Connect Bangkok event this week, two SBCs broke cover that comply with Linaro’s 96Boards spec for open source, ARM-based Linux and Android boards. The Bubblegum-96 is a Consumer Edition (CE) SBC that showcases the quad-core, 64-bit Actions S900 SoC, and the server-oriented LeMaker Cello is the world’s first 96Boards Enterprise Edition board.


Mar
10th

The Android N Developer Preview with Split-Screen Multitasking Is Available Today

Author: The Verge | Files under syndicated

Well, this was unexpected. Starting today, Google is making a developer preview of the next version of Android, codenamed “N,” available for Nexus devices. That’s much, much earlier than ever before — Google usually waits until its IO developer conference.


Mar
7th

Raspberry Pi 3 Still Essentially a 32-Bit SBC For Now

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

The arrival of the $35, wireless-enabled, Raspberry Pi 3, following a similarly 64-bit, $40 Odroid-C2 SBC a few weeks ago, represent a big speed boost for Linux hacker boards but not a sudden switch to 64-bit ARM computing. While the Odroid project off…


Mar
4th

Mozilla Unveils Firefox OS-Based IoT Projects

Author: LinuxGizmos | Files under syndicated

Mozilla announced four Firefox OS to Connected Devices projects, including a home automation system, an AI agent, a voice interface, and a “SensorWeb.” In December, when Mozilla announced a halt to development and sales of its open source, Linux-based Firefox OS mobile distribution, the company said it was already shifting…


Mar
3rd

Shashlik Brings Android Apps to Linux, and You Can Try It Today

Author: PCWorld | Files under syndicated

At its core, Android is just Linux. But Android provides a runtime and various other libraries that applications depend on, so you can’t just install Android apps on Linux and expect them to work. Open-source project Shashlik is attempting to bridge the gap, and now offers a preview release that can run many Android applications on Linux today.