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Ubuntu phones to be made by Meizu and bq

Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has just revealed the partners who will be delivering its promise of an Ubuntu-powered smartphone. Manufacturers Meizu from China and bq from Spain will be launching Ubuntu phones, probably in late 2014.

iConsole.tv gaming console revealed, touts Iris graphics, Steam games

While most eyes are probably fixated on the upcoming next generation gaming consoles and devices this coming holiday season, iConsole.tv proposing to bring something unique to the table. Without much fanfare, it has unveiled a revised version of its Unit 00 developer hardware that is an Android gaming console, home theater box, and personal computer all in one powerful package.

Key Lime Pie could boost Android to Linux Kernel 3.10

We don't know what number or name the next version of Android will be, but if all signs are pointing in the right direction we'll likely see Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie here soon from Google. There's no question they're hard at work on the next major release, possibly set for later this year, and today we're seeing some interesting tidbits on the Kernel side.

Canonical introduces Ubuntu for smartphones

While this isn't the first time we've seen Android and Ubuntu play nice together, this does mark a new era for the platform. Today software maker Canonical announced Ubuntu for phones, which aims to make superphones also be a full PC. They've already crammed Android and Ubuntu together for dock webtop like features, but this is their full-fledged OS.

Hardkernel unleashes ODROID dev boards for a budget price

Let's say you're looking to pick up a new dev board, but you're a little short on cash. Hardkernel doesn't think that's a problem, today introducing the world to its new, teeny-tiny ODROID-U and ODROID-U2 developer boards. As you can see below, the boards can fit in the palm of your hand, and they start at just $69, which isn't bad at all.

Nokia headed to Android hints job posting

We have some potentially awesome news to share with you all this Friday afternoon. While it might be a little premature, Nokia could in fact finally be realizing they should have gone with Android -- the best mobile OS in the world. New reports are surfacing today that Nokia is looking to hire some new "principle software engineers" and many think this could finally be their arrival into the world of Android.

Four new games added to Humble Bundle for Android 3

Any Humble Bundle veteran knows that the games announced at the beginning of any given promotion are only the preliminary round. Like every Humble Bundle before it, the same holds true for the Humble Bundle for Android 3, as four additional games have been tossed into the mix. You'll have to shell enough to the beat the average purchase price if you want them though, and at the time of this writing, the average sits at $6.17.

Humble Indie Bundle 3 for Android launches

The latest iteration of the Humble Indie Bundle has arrived, and once again, its indie game goodness is being offered on Android. As with past bundles, the Humble Indie Bundle for Android 3 (which is a ridiculous name) lets buyers name their own price on a collection of indie games. A customizable portion of your purchase price goes to charity, so not only do you get a handful of excellent indie games on the cheap, but you also get to feel good about giving some money where it's truly needed.
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