Google announces Android 2.2view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – [Updated, 11:00 a.m.] -- As expected, Android 2.2 (& Froyo& ) was announced at this morning's Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Touted as including the & world's fastest mobile browser,& the upgrade will include USB tethering with WiFi hotspot support, stream music from home PCs, and offer an improved online marketplace, the company says.... (Embedded)

Open source industrial group joins the Linux Foundationview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Linux Foundation (LF) announced that it has accepted the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) as a new Silver member of the non-profit organization. OSADL, which oversees the development of & Latest Stable& industrial real-time Linux kernel versions, among other projects, will collaborate with LF members on embedded and industrial Linux efforts.... (Embedded)

Gartner: Android leapfrogs Linux and Windows Mobileview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Android has overtaken Windows Mobile and Linux for fourth place in smartphone OS market share with 9.6 percent, says Gartner. The worldwide study of first quarter smartphone sales showed a 707 per cent year-on-year increase in Android sales in North America, while the total smartphone market saw its largest year-on-year increase since 2006, says the research firm.... (Embedded)

Linux development platform targets multi-core MIPS SoCsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Mentor Graphics has agreed to develop Linux software for NetLogic Microsystems' MIPS-based processors, targeting next-generation Internet networks. Mentor Graphics' Embedded Software Division will provide Linux development software for NetLogic's XLP, XLR, and XLS multicore, multithreaded system-on-chips (SoCs), say the partners.... (Embedded)

Novell's SLE update adds full KVM support, improved clusteringview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Novell announced SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 11 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in server and desktop versions. SLE 11 SP1 advances the server version's virtualization capabilities with full support for KVM, also boosting high availability clustering support, while the desktop version updates audio, Bluetooth, and multi-monitor support, Novell says.... (Embedded)

Panel PC targets image-intense medical appsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Advantech announced a 22-inch panel PC designed for medical applications. The POC-227 includes Intel Core 2 Duo or Celeron processors, an optical disk drive, four isolated serial ports and an IEEE 1394a port, plus a SAW (surface acoustic wave) touchscreen, the company says.... (Embedded)

Two-bay NAS offers AES encryptionview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Synology America announced a two-bay, Linux-based networked-attached storage (NAS) device for the SMB market, integrating a 256-bit AES hardware encryption engine. The DiskStation DS210+ can hold up to 4TB of internal storage, consumes 30 Watts, and includes the new Synology DiskStation Manager 2.3 software, with improved RAID setup and security features.... (Embedded)

TI licenses multicore graphics IPview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Imagination Technologies announced it has licensed its latest Powervr SGX Series5XT IP for GPUs (graphics processing units) to Texas Instruments (TI) for inclusion in forthcoming OMAP SOCs (system on chips). Following a similar agreement earlier this month with Renesas, the collaboration will & define a new zenith of graphics performance for mobile platforms,& the company claims.... (Embedded)

GM and Google integrate Android app with OnStarview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – General Motors (GM) announced that version 2.0 of the Android version of its OnStar Mobile app for the Chevrolet Volt will feature Google Maps integration. The voice-enabled feature, which shows a Volt's location on Google Maps, may only be the first step in Android integration with OnStar, say reports.... (Embedded)

Amazon spins Kindle for Android app as e-reader market heats upview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Amazon.com announced that a free e-reader app for its Kindle Store is coming to Android. The Kindle for Android app arrives amidst growing competition from low-cost e-readers such as the Kobe, Android models like the hot-selling Nook, and multi-function color tablets ranging from the iPad to a possible new Sony device.... (Embedded)

HTC spins budget Android 2.1 phone with app-sharing featureview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – HTC announced a budget-minded Android 2.1 phone for European and Asian markets. Available in the third quarter, the HTC Wildfire will offer a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, a five-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card slot, and a new app-sharing feature, says the company.... (Embedded)

Linux gains flash filesystemview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 2.6.34, which is notable for adding two filesystems: Ceph for distributed and cloud-based applications, and LogFS, which is optimized for flash-memory based devices. Other new features include a faster KVM virtualization driver based on Vhost.net technology, says LinuxPlanet.com.... (Embedded)