Mobile

Controlling Your Linux System with a Smartphone

Using simple Web technologies, you can turn your smartphone into a multipurpose device to control your computers. more>>

Finding Your Phone, the Linux Way

If you have a Nokia N900, you can set it up so that it helps you find it the next time you lose it. The methods shown here, with modifications, can be used on other Linux phones as well. more>>

Introduction to the MeeGo Software Platform

Distros come and go, and sometimes they combine with others to form new distros. Take Intel's Moblin and combine it with Nokia's Maemo, and you get MeeGo. more>>
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EOF - 3G Hell

The Internet may be world-wide and free, but 3G is neither. Can we fix that? more>>
Android

Android: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Android is everywhere. Really. It runs phones, tablets, and recently, I even saw it running on an iPhone. Just a few years ago, that would have thrilled me to no end. Truthfully, it still does, but I'm more skeptical now. See, two years ago, Linux was everywhere on Netbooks. I thought it was a big break—Linux finally hit the mainstream. more>>

2010 Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Awards 2010

The votes are in! Read on to find out how your favorites fared in this year's awards. more>>

Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok Joins Linux Foundation Board

In an early morning announcement, LinuxCon kicked off with an introduction from Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation, to the newest member of the Linux Foundation Board, Rob Chandhok of Qualcomm. Qualcomm joins companies like IBM, Intel, NEC and Oracle as a platinum level sponsor of the foundation. more>>

Cisco To Have An Android Tablet Of Their Very Own

First came Android, the mobile OS. Then came the first Android phone, the G1. Then came the Nexus One, the first true gPhone — Google top to bottom. And it just kept going from there. more>>

Yukon, Side of the Road

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Acer Aspire One

In preparation for this year's annual motorcycle trip, I purchased an Acer Aspire One Intel Atom N450 netbook. I'd been looking at netbooks for a while, and finally made my choice. more>>

Broken

When software updates go bad(ly)

I received an email overnight that has me re-evaluating what my smart phone will be. But the email also raised a number of other questions in my mind that are more diverse and apply to more than just the decision of what smart phone to upgrade to. more>>

Android Takes #2 Spot In Mobile OS Market

Each January, someone proclaims that finally, this year will be the Year of the Linux Desktop. Whether or not that ever comes true is a matter for another time, but what is certain is that 2010 is shaping up to be the Year of the Linux Phone. more>>

Snaptic Sponsors Moving Android Contest

If you know a thing or two about Android, and a free trip to the next TED conference is your kind of thing, then the app developers at Snaptic may have just the contest that you've been looking for. more>>

Google Will Launch Android-Powered gPad

It was inevitable that as soon as Apple's iPad hit the market, every other device manufacturer on the planet would scramble to develop their own. Slightly more surprising, however, is the rumor currently swirling that Google is just inches away from launching its own gPad. more>>

Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo Image

Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo

When it comes to distributions, many or few is an eternal debate within the Linux community. While that debate will likely continue as long as Linux does, the balance in the mobile market has swung just a bit with the announcement that the Maemo and Moblin projects will unite to become MeeGo. more>>

Symbian

Symbian Opens Up

When Nokia bought Symbian in 2008, nobody had any reason to believe their thoughts were anywhere near Open Source — particularly given that just weeks prior, its Open Source chief declared that when it came to FOSS, the company wasn't "ready to play by the rules." Nevertheless, Open Source was exactly what Nokia had in mind for Symbian, and as of today, the process is complete. more>>

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