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Latest Linux kernel release adds Android code

It's often forgotten these days, but at its heart Android is a Linux-based operating system (with a healthy dose of C and Java thrown in). Today that association gets a little closer, as the primary Linux kernel version 3.3 is adding some Android-specific code into the primary development branch. Android is technically a "fork" of Linux, but this brings a little of the work that Google and others have done on the Android Open Source project back into the main Linux project directly.

Easy Development Studio makes rolling your own ROM a snap

I'd wager there's a lot of you reading this who run custom ROMs on your Android phone or tablet, but only a tiny portion that actually develop your own. (Guilty.) The simple fact is that rooting and flashing a custom recovery/ROM is fairly simple for those of us that know our way around a command line, but cooking up an entire ROM requires some more specialized skills. Enter Easy Development Studio, a Linux tool designed to make compiling your own ROM easy, or at the very lest manageable, for the layman. Check out the thread on XDA to download the beta.

Superboot v2 makes rooting the Galaxy Nexus a snap on Windows, Mac & Linux

Android enthusiasts tend to be pretty tech-savvy as a rule, at least by the standards of Aunt Rita and the rest of the population. But those with the real know-how that make rooting, flashing and other sundry modifications easy deserve some real props. Such is the case with Paul "Modaco" O'Brein. The second revision of his Superboot tool for rooting the Galaxy Nexus makes it even easier to get your superuser on, and it works with all major desktop platforms.

Powerful Nokia OMAP4 Android Device Possibly in the Works

Take a look, if you'd like, at the portal -lxr.free-electrons.com for a Linux file automatically generated from the OMAP hardware databases, one with some spicy previews for what's to come early this year. In the first few lines you'll notice some lovely bits that could add up to a spicy new device from two of the biggest names in tech: Texas Instruments and Nokia. A device with an OMAP4 processor - is this the same processor announced back in December 2010 by TI, one with dual-core, 1.5GHz, support for 1080p video playback and conferencing, gesture recognition, two 12 megapixel cameras, and more? I'd bank on yes.

World’s first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android (still Linux)

Everyone is jumping on the Android bandwagon as of late. And that’s great news for us, we will get a bunch of new different devices from almost every sector of the tech world. The Cherrypal Asia will be a $99 android laptop.  It will ship with Android 1.6 and will feature a 7inch screen. There will also be an option to upgrade to a wide screen 10.1 inch version.
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