rtoz writes with this excerpt from an IDG story about the creation of an Android fork made just for Google's modular cell-phone project : A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. ... Android can already plug and play SD cards. But Grey said additional OS functionality is needed for storage, cameras and other modules that are typically inside smartphones, but can now be externally added to Project Ara.
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ZDnet: Red Hat and its partners are betting that 64-bit ARM processors are ready for the data center.
ITworld: OrFoxOS combines Firefox OS and Tor to help protect your privacy.
Raspi: The Director of Hardware at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, James Adams, walks through the making of the new and improved Raspberry Pi Model B+
softpedia: Canonical has announced that Ubuntu mobile devices will use Nokia HERE maps by default, making this the start of a very interesting partnership.
Phoronix: GNOME Builder is a new integrated development environment (IDE) being developed for building GNOME applications faster and better.
at Akademy keynote speakers
Sascha Meinrath and Cornelius Schumacher. "Akademy 2014 will kick off on September 6 in Brno, Czech Republic; our keynote speakers will be opening the first two days. Continuing a tradition, the first keynote speaker is from outside the KDE community, while the second is somebody you all know.
The X11 replacement protocol Wayland has been in development
since 2010. Compared to X11 itself, it is still a relatively new project,
but the enthusiasm with which distributions and large software projects
announced their intent to support Wayland makes it at least understandable
that users would ask how much longer they need to wait before Wayland is
made available to them.
Linux.com: Orchestration can bring benefits to many parts of IT, but its potential may well be greatest of all in the highly complex world of cloud computing.