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Tegra-based Android tablets run 1080p videoview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Aigo is readying three Android-based tablets incorporating the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC, led by an HD-ready 7-inch Aigo N700 model, says ChiniTech. Meanwhile, Compal is prepping some uCLinux-based & APA0x& PMPs (portable media players), and all signs point to HP abandoning its Windows 7 & Slate& in favor of tablets that run its newly acquired WebOS platform.... (Embedded)

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SFF-SIG database lists standards-compliant productsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – At this week's ESC (Embedded Systems Conference), the SFF-SIG (Small Form Factor Special Interest Group) announced an online database letting users search for products compliant with any of the group's six specifications. The specs covered are CoreExpress, MiniBlade, Pico-ITXe, Pico-I/O, SUMIT-ISM, and SUMIT Expandable, the group says.... (Embedded)

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Mobile phone sales rise as Andoid online usage soarsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Driven by smartphone sales, the mobile phone market rebounded with 21.7 percent year-to-year growth in the first quarter of 2010, IDC says. Meanwhile, as of April 1 Android was available on 34 different devices from 12 manufacturers, with Android ad-view traffic growing at a 32 percent rate over the last year, says AdMob.... (Embedded)

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Linux-ready separation kernel rev'd, drives wireless medical sensor deviceview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – LynuxWorks announced version 4.0 of its Linux-compatible LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor, adding support for Intel Core i7 and i5 processors and SMP mode. LynuxWorks is also working with Portwell on a LynxSecure-based proof-of-concept wireless sensor platform for hospitals based on Portwell's WADE-8067 Mini-ITX board, says the company.... (Embedded)

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Linux build software targets multicore SoCsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Sweden telecom software firm Enea released improved first-quarter financials this week, also announcing a variety of industry partnerships on multicore technology. Enea's new collaborations include multicore-related initiatives with Freescale and Netlogic Microsystems, the latter involving a joint Linux SDK for Netlogic's MIPS-based XLP, XLR, and XLS processors, according to Enea.... (Embedded)

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Transflective screens finally shipping, Pixel Qi claimsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Pixel Qi claims its power-saving, transflective LCDs are finally on sale in & specialized products,& and will be more widely available soon. The displays work in both color and monochrome e-paper modes, and are said to require less than half the power of an ordinary display.... (Embedded)

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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx ships with fast boots, social networkingview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – [Updated: 2PM] -- The Canonical-backed Ubuntu project today released final Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop, Server, and Netbook Editions of its popular Linux distro. Code-named & Lucid Lynx,& Ubuntu 10.04 features faster boot times, a new MeMenu social networking interface, the GNOME 2.3 desktop, and greater integration with the Ubuntu One cloud service, including a music store.... (Embedded)

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Linux kernel port targets multi-core DSP SoCsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Texas Instruments (TI) announced Linux kernel support for its TMS320C64x multi-DSP core system-on-chips (SoCs). Code Sourcery, Enea, Nash Technologies, and PolyCore have signed up to support the Linux port with, respectively, multi-core ready compiling and debugging tools, telecom middleware, inter-processor communications and LTE support, and MCAPI framework code, respectively, TI says.... (Embedded)

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HP to buy Palm, put WebOS on more devicesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Long-suffering smartphone maker Palm finally may have found a financial savior. Hewlett-Packard, the world's second-largest IT systems provider, announced in a teleconference that it has agreed to purchase the struggling smartphone maker for $1.2 billion in cash on hand, or about $5.70 per share.... (Embedded)

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Fennec pre-alpha released for Android as Flash waits in wingsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Mozilla has released a pre-alpha version of its Mobile Firefox (code-named & Fennec& ) web browser for Android 2.1. Meanwhile, Google's VP of engineering Andy Rubin told The New York Times that Adobe Flash will be available on Android 2.2 (& Froyo& ) later this year, and that Android will inevitably surpass the BlackBerry and the iPhone.... (Embedded)

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Via adds touchscreens to industrial computerview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Via announced two panel PCs featuring 1.3GHz Nano processors, up to 2GB of RAM, hard disk or CompactFlash storage, stereo speakers, and two-megapixel cameras. The Vipro VP7815 has a 15-inch touchscreen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, while the Vipro VP7806 has a 6.5-inch touchscreen with 640 x 480 resolution, the company says.... (Embedded)

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FeaturePak gets SUMIT-ISM adapter, I/O moduleview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Diamond Systems announced a SUMIT-ISM adapter board and a digital I/O module compatible with the recently minted FeaturePak expansion standard. The SUMIT/FP adapter lets FeaturePak modules work with systems providing SUMIT-ISM expansion, while the FP-GPIO96 offers 96 buffered digital I/O lines, the company says.... (Embedded)