Graphics stack change paves the way for Android on Raspberry Pi

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Could Android soon be available for Raspberry Pi? That's the speculation following the announcement that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is working on a completely open source graphics stack for the diminutive computer. According to Reddit, RPi's Eric Anholt is working on open sourcing the graphics drivers - which means that eventually it'll be possible for…

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Ifttt launches “Do” button for Android homescreens

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If-That-Then-This, the useful service which hooks your various web services and internet-of-things gadgets together has launched a new Android app to make triggering actions even easier. Do Button by IFTTT will essentially take your "recipes" and put a big button on your Android homescreen. So if you want to, say, turn on your Belkin Wemo…

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More signs that Sony is about to dump its phone business: Goodbye Xperia?

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Back in November we reported rumours that Sony was thinking of abandoning its phone business. Today more fuel has been poured on that fire. According to Reuters Sony is aiming to boost its operating profits 25-fold over the next few years, and it plans to do it by both boosting the successful Playstation and camera…

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MS office running on non-Microsoft devices.

Will the Samsung Galaxy S6 ship with Microsoft apps pre-installed?

James O'Malley Android, Mobile phones 1 Comment

Intriguing rumours about the software line-up on the Galaxy S6 could point towards an Android future for Microsoft. MS office running on non-Microsoft devices. According to SamMobile, Samsung has been working hard at optimising the Android software for the forthcoming phone - with the phone shipping with very little Samsung bloatware…

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