Jide, the Chinese firm behind desktop-orientated Android fork Remix OS, wants to supercharge your TV. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for what it's calling Remix IO — a small hardware box that runs Remix OS. Plug it into your TV, and you can use it to do anything you can on Android. Play games, use apps, and with the desktop features of Remix OS you can also plug in a keyboard and mouse for tasks like browsing the web or writing emails. The cheapest Kickstarter tier gets you the Remix IO for $99, with the product expected to ship worldwide in March 2017.
Speaking at WIRED Security, Google's head of Android security said the importance of such safeguards underpin everything about the OS. He added that the firm will know it's succeeded "when Obama is using an Android device" before adding "we’ve heard rumours, but I can’t confirm anything.”
When it comes to Android security, that’s only one of the appealing factors about the phone, according to Ludwig. “I think of the people who can afford £15 phones and have to buy the cheapest device available to them, and they usually buy an old Nokia or Android. An Android is what’s used when these people are fleeing a state that has persecuted them.”
Debian-Based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Gets First Test Build, Ships GNOME 3.22
Today, October 21, 2016, the developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system proudly announced the availability for download of the first test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" release.
Open source where possible in Polish Gdańsk
The city of Gdańsk, Poland’s sixth largest city, is using open source software applications where possible. Open source is called an ‘important element’ in the Operational Programmes, made public in August. This document describes the tasks and activities set out by the city to achieve the goals it defined in the Gdańsk 2030 Plus Development Strategy.
Fedora 26 Linux to Retire the Synaptics Driver for a Better Touchpad Experience
Today, October 20, 2016, Red Hat's Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informed the Fedora Linux community about an upcoming system-wide change proposal for the Fedora 26 release.