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This week at EFYTimes newsroom, we observed a recent trend that’s picking up among smart Android users- connecting Android to TVs. While we will delve deeper into that trend, we bring to you the top 10 stories that are trending in the Open Source world this week.    
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Sunday, July 15, 2012 Calling all our Open Source readers… Here’s this week’s FOSS dose for you! There has been a lot of development in the world of Open Source this week and especially in Android. From witnessing the Android versus BlackBerry 10 fight to an Android smartphone that monitors your heart, we have covered it all. Not just that, we have also made an info capsule exclusively for you, so, that you know the latest and the best of the Open Source world!

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This week at EFYTimes newsroom, we observed a recent trend that’s picking up among smart Android users- connecting Android to TVs. Though you can do it with your smartphone or tablet PC, we found several low priced dedicated Android boxes to keep your Android connected to TV, thus sparing your Ice Cream Sandwich from a melt down or Gingerbread from getting roasted! Here’s the list of other stories that you must know…

1. Run Linux, Android Apps On Your TV Via Mini X:

How about taking Talking Tom or Ben to your TV? Sounds fun right? Running your favourite Android apps on a large-screen TV gives a great experience. We all know that most of the Android devices comes along with a HDMI port that helps in streaming content from smartphones or tablets to big-screen TVs, but if you want to use a dedicated device for this purpose and spare your Android buddy, then you can own a new gizmo named Mini X that can stay connected to your TV all day. Read More>>>

2. BlackBerry Is Better Than Android For App Business!

Research In Motion (RIM) might be facing a tough time recently, but they are planning big with their upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. After winning the confidence of application developers by guaranteeing $10,000 per developer, we had a talk with an application developer at the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour, held at New Delhi and asked what exactly he feels about BlackBerry. “We have worked with platforms like Android, iOS, Symbian but BlackBerry is our main focus because we get the most revenue from this platform,” said Abhishek Vinod Singh, co-founder and CEO, DbyDX Software. Read More>>>

3. Google Releasing Source Code For Jelly Bean:

As promised, Google has released the source code for Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The source code can be downloaded, examined and can be easily ported to a whole host of devices. Read More>>>

4. Raspberry Pi Summer Code Contest Launched For Young Coders:

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a programming competition for children and teenagers with a $1000 grand prize. Prizes will be given to the children who have written the best software for the Raspberry Pi--a small, programmable computer built around the processors in mobile phones. Read More>>>

5. Know Why Canonical Endorses Unity In Ubuntu!

Unity has been one of the most controversial part of Ubuntu. Some people like it and others don't. But Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, is firm about Unity. For Canonical, Ubuntu is not a trouble baby, it is a medium of change in the open source world. With Unity, the company wants to establish that it cares for design. EFYTimes.com spoke to Jane Silber, chief executive officer, about Unity and their strategy around it. Read More>>>

6. Google To Ship Nexus Tablet In 1-2 Weeks:

All right people... The wait for Google's Nexus 7 tablet seems to be coming to an end. The company continues to tease about the date of shipping through its Google Play page. Google has updated the ship date of Nexus 7's Google Play page from 3-4 weeks to 1-2 weeks. Read More>>>

7. Firefox Smartphone To Cost Less Than $100:

Smartphone market is heating up in a big way. Every time a new product enters this market, the average price falls drastically. Till now, Google's Android sold better because of two reasons: One because it is an open source operating system, secondly, it has been rapidly adopted by almost all major smartphone makers. But, a open source cousin is coming soon to give tough competition to Android based devices. Firefox devices following the footsteps of Android is going to peep in March 2013. Read More>>>

8. Oval Elephant, The Mini Android 4.0 Cum Linaro Linux PC:

It seems as if running Android on your TV is catching pace as we met with another mini Android box costing less than $100 that is similar to the MK802 or the Mini X. The Oval Elephant comes at a price of $72.49 and an optional additional Lenovo wireless keyboard/mouse will cost $24.99 more. It's built on Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich and what's more- it can run Linaro Linux as well. It has a microSD card slot supports up to 64GB, and a full HDMI port to connect directly to a TV or monitor. Read More>>>

9. Coming Soon: Android 4.0 Based EduTab For Students:

Its time for tablets devices to galore in the Indian education space. Coming soon is a new entrant in the market, EduTab, that promises to make the lives of students of Class I-XII better than ever before. The tablet comes pre-loaded with the content for these classes for both ICSE and CBSE boards. Read More>>>

10. Now An Android Smartphone That Monitors Your Heart:

Android is entering our lives in different ways. Here comes an innovation which lets you monitor your health and wellness. LifeWatch V is the latest offing from LifeWatch Technologies, Israel, which can help you check your body temperature, blood glucose and perform a 25-second ECG. The company touts it as the first healthcare smartphone. This smartphone takes the users from the regular healthcare apps to an entirely new world of healthcare technology. LifeWatch Technologies has paid a lot of attention to the hardware of the device apart from the software. It has used specific sensors for the purpose of medical testing. It has been presented as a combination of hardware and software that is required for the purpose of knowing your well-being. It also takes the health data of the individuals to the cloud and stores it there so that comparison of previous medical history is possible, whenever required. Users can also share the data with any external source via an e-mail or a message. Read More>>>


Debashis Sarkar, EFYTIMES News Network


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