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The latest Android news, developments, comments and apps involving Google's embedded mobile platform that now features in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, cameras, watches and some other rather unexpected places.

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Xiaomi 49-inch 4K TV runs Android

This one caught my eye. Xiaomi – sometimes described as the Apple of China – is the company that the former Android vp Hugo Barra left Google for… And it is has just announced a 49-inch 4K TV that runs Android (and costs circa $640). This one is via Engadget, and…

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Google's Android TV coming soon...

Hot on the heels of Amazon releasing it’s Android-based set-top box, Amazon Fire TV, Google is anticipated to do the same with Android TV (as distinct from the Google TV launched a few years ago, not very successfully). The story comes the Verge.com – Exclusive: this is…

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Race for in-car infotainment sees Android as dark horse

Meant to cover this one before. Tim Stevens of CNet provides an excellent overview of the current state of automotive play when it comes to infotainment systems – see 2014′s battle for dashboard supremacy. We wrote about Google announcing its Android-based Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) at CES in January…

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Device Developers' Conference conference focuses on Android

The Device Developers’ Conference which runs in May and June will explore to the benefits of the Android operating system for device development and introduces the solutions available to help engineers and programmers get started, writes Richard Wilson. One paper from Solid State Supplies, entitled “Android for Embedded Devices”, will…

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Android-friendly Ethernet module for CNC machines

Liverpool-based Brainboxes has launched a digital networking module for industrial machine control, the ED-204, writes technology editor Steve Bush. Why are we mentioning this in an Android blog? Because applications can be run on servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, including Android. Software drivers give users a local…

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RioTboard Android devkit has two ARM cores

Just to flag this one, which has already crossed our news index. Element14 has launched a single-board development system for Android-based handheld devices, writes Steve Bush. Called RioTboard, and priced at £46, it’s based around a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 core in a Freescale i.MX 6Solo…

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Android hardware eating the world

Here’s an interesting blog post I would suggest repays five minutes of your time. In The meaning of really cheap Android analyst Benedict Evans begins by assessing the difficulty of truly counting Android penetration, and goes on to consider how Android is embedding itself in lots of new and…

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Renault drives Android in-car infotainment

Automotive Android is always interesting to me, and this one caught my eye, on TechRadar – Renault R-Link: Everything you need to know Jeremy Laird tests the in-car tech of Renault Android-based Clio. Check out his look at the latest infotainment system – he considers how R-Link fits…

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