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Android

+ - The Android SDK is longer free software.-> 1 1

tian2992 writes: "The new terms for the Android SDK now include phrases such as "you may not: (a) copy (except for backup purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the SDK or any part of the SDK" among other non-Free software friendly terms, as noted by FSF Europe's Torsten Grote. Replicant, a free fork of Android announced the release of Replicant SDK 4.0 based on the latest sources of Android SDK without the new terms."
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Android

+ - Android Jelly Bean Passes 10% Adoption And Gingerbread Finally Falls Under 50%

An anonymous reader writes: Google on Thursday updated its Platform Versions Web page for Android, and it looks like there’s finally some good news to report. Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) have finally passed 10 percent share of the droid’s pie, while Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is nearing the 30 percent mark. Best of all though, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is finally on less than half of devices, and Android 2.2 (Froyo) has fallen under the 10 percent mark.
Open Source

+ - Ubuntu's Phone OS Is Nothing Without Hardware

adeelarshad82 writes: What do OpenMoko, Tuxphone, Wildseed, LiMo and Gecko have in common? All great concepts, none ever took off. Similarly while Canonical may have startled the tech world by announcing a new Linux-based operating system for phones, it's hard to imagine why this would be any different than the other ones. As one mobile analyst explains, fact is between long development cycle and lack of hardware support, none of these concepts will go the distance.
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft: No Security Patch On Tuesday For IE6, IE7, IE8 Vulnerability

An anonymous reader writes: Right on schedule, Microsoft on Thursday announced its usual advance notification for the upcoming Patch Tuesday. While the company is planning to release seven bulletins (two Critical and five Important) which address 12 vulnerabilities, there is one that is notably missing: a bulletin for the new IE vulnerability discovered on Saturday. For those who didn't see the news on the weekend, criminals started using a new IE security hole to attack Windows computers in targeted attacks. While IE9 and IE10 are not affected, versions IE6, IE7, and IE8 are.

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