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Samsung’s Tizen phone will support (some) Android apps

Samsung’s getting ready to launch its first smartphone that runs Tizen, a Linux-based operating system. But why would you spend money on a Tizen phone when you could get one of Samsung’s Android phones that with support for more than a million third-party apps? Because Samsung’s Tizen phones might be able to run some of those […]

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Lilbits (5-24-2013): Gmail app redesign, Galaxy S4 bootloader bypass, Pinguy 13.04

The developers of Pinguy Linux have released version 13.04, which is based on Ubuntu 13.04. But it includes a number of features that you don’t get from a standard Ubuntu installation. Meanwhile, a hacker has figured out a way to bypass the bootloader and install custom firmware on the AT&T and Verizon models of the […]

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Phoenix hits $35,000 goal to bring Android apps to webOS on the HP TouchPad

Want to run Android apps on an HP TouchPad tablet, but don’t want to actually go so far as to install Android? The folks at Phoenix International Communications have been working on porting OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) to the platform so that you can run Android apps without leaving webOS. To finish the work, […]

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HP TouchPad could eventually run Android apps without leaving webOS (Kickstarter)

HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet nearly two years ago — just a few months after launching the 9.7 inch tablet running webOS software. The company also stopped making webOS hardware and started the process of converting webOS to an open source project and eventually selling it to LG for use on televisions. While that […]

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OpenMobile lets Android apps run on Tizen phones, tablets

Intel, Samsung, the Linux Foundation and a number of other companies are working together to develop a Linux-based operating system for phones and tablets called Tizen. It relies on web technologies such as HTML5, which makes developing apps for the platform a lot like developing for the web. But like any new platform, there probably […]

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OpenMobile could bring Android apps to webOS phones, tablets

One of the reasons the HP TouchPad became so popular (after HP discontinued the tablet and slashed the price by 80 percent) is because the tablet can be hacked to run Google Android in addition to the webOS software it ships with. But what if you could run Android apps from webOS without rebooting your device […]

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OpenMobile ACL lets Android apps run on MeeGo, makes the platform a lot more useful

MeeGo is a Linux-based operating system designed to run on netbooks, tablets, and other mobile devices. While you can tweak MeeGo to run a wide variety of Linux applications, there aren’t all that many apps designed specifically for MeeGo right now, which means that while the operating system is designed to run on small touch-screen […]