With the Consumer Electronics Show set to roll in Las Vegas next week, now is the time to speculate on how embedded Linux will play in the CE realm in 2014. The following projections point to expected milestones for Linux or Android in mobile devices, laptops, set-tops and TVs, smartwatches and wearables, home automation, automobiles, and robots.
The long and intensive development cycle of FreeBSD 10.0 continues today with the fourth (and probably last) release candidate: “The fourth RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected….
Samsung is unveiling the Galaxy Camera 2 today, its second take on the idea of a truly smart point-and-shoot. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Camera 2 runs Android, has wireless connectivity, and is operated primarily through controls on a large, 4.8-inch touchscreen. It’s still designed around making photos easy to…
As reported here during the last days of 2013, holiday sales numbers for Chromebooks–portable computers based on Google’s cloud-centric Chrome OS platform–were very strong. Despite recent columns such as “Why there’s no good reason to buy a Chromebook,” the low cost computers are doing well within their niche.