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Android goes beyond Java, gains native C/C++ dev kit

http://arstechnica.com

Google has launched a new native development toolkit for Android that will make it possible for third-party Android application developers to use C and C++. Google has also released an Android scripting environment that supports Python and Lua.

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Is Android the key to the GNU/Linux desktop? Really?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I have been talking about the convergence of telephony and desktop computing for years. Nowadays, more and more companies are announcing small devices ("netbooks") that will run Android - and we are not talking about phones here. Is this the beginning of a new revolution? Or maybe not?

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Three Reasons Why Android-Powered Netbooks Could Kill Microsoft Windows

http://www.pcworld.com

Cutting costs is crucial for computer manufacturers and the buying public, which explains the flourishing popularity of Netbooks -- mini-sized and budget-priced laptop computers. But how can manufacturers dice the price even further? Hewlett-Packard might have the answer: use Google's Android OS instead of Microsoft's Windows. The combination is perfect for three reasons.

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One giant step closer to the Google Linux desktop

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Google still isn't saying publicly that they're going to deploy Android as a desktop Linux, but HP, ASUS, and other major computer makers are apparently in talks with the company about deploying Android on netbooks.

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Does the Linux Desktop Need to Be Revolutionized Android-style?

http://codingexperiments.com

So, a few days ago, I got a spankin’ new T-Mobile G1. This has resulted in a lot of hands-on experience with the user interface of Google’s Android platform. I can’t help but compare the Android OS to Openmoko Linux.

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Android For Desktops? I Doubt It

http://www.linuxworld.com

For years, my friend Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols has been trying to turn Linux into something it is not: A successful and popular desktop operating system... His latest foray into "Linux is the next big thing" is a discussion of Google's Android operating system running on future netbooks... This is simply wrong.

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Watch Out Microsoft: Google Aims for Desktop

http://www.daniweb.com

When Google released Chrome last Fall, I wrote that it represented a direct attack on Microsoft and Apple. This week, my colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes in ComputerWorld that Android could be coming to a Netbook near you by the end of this year.

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Google and the Linux desktop

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Google will start rolling out its Linux desktop on netbooks. The company will begin there because netbooks are the only division of PC sales that's actually still growing.

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How to get Android fonts on Ubuntu

http://www.stefanoforenza.com

Dead easy tutorial to get sharper fonts on the Ibex

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Microsoft Sees Threat From Android Notebooks

http://www.internetnews.com

Ballmer and company dig in to stave off Google -- and weigh a Yahoo partnership to bolster their plan.

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Microsoft is Dead: olsrd ported to the google phone (android, G1)!

http://www.olsr.org

"Ivan Klimek from CNL in Slovakia ported over olsrd-0.5.5 to the Google Android Phone! ..." -- This shows why Microsoft is really dead ;)

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A Peek at Lenovo's iPhone-Like Android Phone

http://ostatic.com

As we've noted before, the T-Mobile G1 or "Google phone," based on Android, is doing better than expected. In 2009, many Android phones are going to be appearing, and as applications and innovative designs proliferate, they could give the iPhone a run for its money. Today, photos are appearing of Lenovo's Ophone, which is an Android phone that it has slated for delivery in China.

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WFTL Bytes! for Oct 23, 2008

http://wftlbytes.com

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux video news show for Oct 23, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's stories feature world changing events, Android goes open source, G1s hit the streets, open source trading, Linux netbook return myths, and cancer-fighting beer.

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Wassup Android?

http://www.junauza.com

I've been following Android since its inception in November 2007. I'm referring to the open source Linux-based software platform for mobile devices developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.Everyone was talking about Android back then that I even made a post about it and defended it against a negative comment made by a well-known blogger.

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Linux up to speed on mobile devices

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

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