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Brin: Two Google Operating Systems May Become One

http://www.pcworld.com

Google co-founder says Chrome and Android could someday become a single OS. Chrome browser plus Android OS equals... Android.

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Verizon Droid's Sales Surge: Report

http://www.internetnews.com

The Droid, the smartphone released Nov. 6 through a partnership between Motorola, Google and Verizon Wireless, has significantly outpaced other Android handsets in first-week sales, according to one analytics firm -- which said the feat makes the Droid the first viable iPhone challenger.

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A tiny cloud in Android

http://www.ibm.com

This article proposes creating an Android-based service that emulates a network server that enhances the value of the local machine in unique and unexpected ways. Put a tiny cloud in your Android handset and experience the usefulness of a local Web server.

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Windows Mobile loses 28 percent of market share, trend towards Open Source

http://ibtimes.com.au

Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza suggested that, given the strong emergence of free, open-source operating systems, Microsoft might find it difficult to demand licence fees from smart phone manufacturers for the mobile operating software. She also added that the recently introduced Windows Mobile 6.5 was not "a major improvement" from its predecessors.

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Android Mythbusters (Matt Porter)

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

[Matt Porter's] presentation explains in detail why Android is not what most people refer to when they say Linux. What most people mean when they say Linux is the GNU/Linux system with it's standard userspace tools, not only the kernel.

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Why open clouds are more important than open phones.

http://news.cnet.com

Free-software advocates want software on mobile phones be free, but with the increasing irrelevance of single-node freedom when it's tied into a network, should we not be more concerned with freedom between nodes, than with freedom of the nodes themselves? The real concern should be over open data, not open phones.

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Android begins to gain wider acceptance

http://www.tech-no-media.com

There are many Linux based mobile platforms available today: Maemo, Openmoko and Android. Of these, it is probably Android that has created the most noise in and out of open sources circles. Until now however there have not been many successful devices running Google's mobile OS, and the ones that exist didn't present much of a challenge to the iPhone. Things are starting to change however.

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Don't Be Evil Means Don't Be Evil

http://www.linuxjournal.com

We here at the news-desk are fans of the near-omnipresent search giant that is Google, and we don't mind saying so. However, though we don't play much poker, we know a spade when we see one, and we're not afraid to call it when we do. One such spade comes in the form of events that played out over the past few weeks with regard to the company's Open Source darling, Android.

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Linux-based phones : Why are GNU/Linux users treated as second class?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Like many free software users, I am greatly encouraged by the number of mobile phones that are starting to come out running some form of embedded Linux-based OS. Nokia's Maemo and Palm's webOS are shaping up and it seems every day we hear of yet another Android device. All of this is good news, but just how useful are these free software phones to the free software lover?

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Open sourcers strike back at Google cease-and-desist

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Three days after Google told an independent developer to stop bundling proprietary applications with his alternative Android operating system, fans of the popular package have shot back with plans to work around the move.

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Google throws the ‘open’ out of ‘open-source’ by shutting down Android mod

http://www.thinkdigit.com

Well, it was nice while it lasted. With Android, Google had promised us the ideal of a truly open-source mobile operating system being headed by one of the technology world’s most influential organisations. And now, the company has gone ahead and issued a ‘Cease and Desist’ (C&D) order to one of the most popular Android mods around.

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Google wants to ban customised Android ROMs

http://www.h-online.com

Google is taking action against the CyanogenMod project for offering customised Android firmware. The search giant primarily objects to CyanogenMod distributing proprietary Google applications like Google Talk and Android Market without a licence and has ordered the developer to discontinue his work immediately.

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The Slime About ARM and Android

http://boycottnovell.com

A compilation of new factors that stifle adoption of Linux on the low end

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No thanks Google, we've got Ubuntu

http://www.zdnet.com.au

You can email Linus Torvalds or Mark Shuttleworth directly and get answers to your Linux questions, sometimes within minutes or hours. Try that with whoever is in charge of Android or Chrome development.

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Linux Netbooks: 3 paths to a bright future

http://www.tech-no-media.com

Last week I made a summary of the current state of the Linux netbook market. Today I will show you that Linux netbooks are at a crossroad. They can reach a bright future and a significant market presence through 3 different paths: the smartbook path, the cheap path and the power path. I will explain how each path will lead the Linux netbook to market dominance in a specific niche.

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