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Google responds in EU antitrust case: “Android hasn’t hurt competition”

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Google—as expected—has dismissed the European Commission's charge that the ad giant abused Android’s dominance to block its competitors in the market.

The company is accused of using Android’s position as the dominant smartphone operating system in Europe to force manufacturers to pre-install Google services while locking out competitors.

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You Can Now Install Maru OS 0.3 on Your Mobile Device with Magic-Device-Tool

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Some nice additions have been made to Marius Quabeck's amazing Magic-Device-Tool utility that lets smartphone and tablet users install various Linux-based mobile operating systems.

It's been a little over two weeks since our last report about Magic-Device-Tool, and even if Marius Quabeck is extremely busy with the preparations for the upcoming UbuCon Europe 2016 international European Ubuntu conference, which will take place between the 18th and 20th of November 2016, in Essen, Germany, he's still updating the utility.

And it looks like the newest Magic-Device-Tool update adds support for the recently released Maru OS 0.3 open-source operating system that lets you run Android software on your phone while providing a Debian desktop. Best of all, it looks like you'll be able to install Maru OS 0.3 with or without Open GApps, a project that helps you install Google Apps on custom Android ROMs.

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Linux Devices and Android

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  • First 3.5-inch Apollo Lake single board computers appear

    Aaeon and Avalue each unveiled 3.5-inch SBCs using Intel’s Apollo Lake processors, providing triple display support, wide-range power, and up to 8GB of RAM.

    Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL are the first 3.5-inch (146 x 101mm) form factor single board computers we’ve seen that support Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900 SoCs. The Avalue model is the only one with optional industrial temperature support.

  • Orange Pi PC 2 Is A Cheap Quad Core Linux Computer For $20 That Runs Ubuntu

    A new addition to the community of single board computers is the Orange Pi PC 2. It is a Linux computer which packs a 64-bit quad-core CPU. It can run various Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, and Android. The tiny computer is available for $20.

  • Monetizing Freemium Apps on Google Play

    In this video from a session at Droidcon NYC 2015, Yash Prabhu, a senior software engineer and Android team Lead at DramaFever, explains the ins and outs for developers to monetize their apps using the freemium model through Google Play.

  • Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

    Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.
    Google on Nov. 7 released its November Android patches, which provide 83 fixes for vulnerabilities across three patch levels.

    Across the patch levels—a complete patch level identified as 2016-11-05, a partial patch level identified as 2016-11-01 and the 2016-11-06 supplementary patch level—Google is patching a total of 13 vulnerabilities rated as having critical impact. Among the critical flaws being patched is CVE-2016-5195, also known as the so-called "Dirty COW" vulnerability in Linux.

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SUSE Leftovers

  • openSUSE Heroes meeting, day 2
    After a long, but exciting first day, we even managed to get some sleep before we started again and discussed the whole morning about our policies and other stuff that is now updated in the openSUSE wiki. After that, we went out for a nice lunch…
  • Installing Tumbleweed, November 2016
    The Tumbleweed system that I already have installed had desktops KDE, Gnome, XFCE and LXDE. But for recent intstalls (as with Leap 42.2), I have been going with KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXQt, FVWM and MATE. So it seemed reasonable for the new Tumbleweed install to follow the same path. I also added Enlightenment for experimenting.

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Linux Graphics

  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

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