Posts tagged with: dual-boot
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    The task of rooting an Android device has grown tall recently and with Android Nougat, there are now several roadblocks in the way that would prevent developers from getting in to root the upcoming Pixel phones — built on Nougat from the ground up — with ease. The first block is a kernel feature in Nougat called "device-mapper-verity" that checks the /system directory of the device while it is booting to see if all the files that should be there are there and in the way they're supposed to be there. If a single change has been made, your device will not boot. This takes any one-stop ...

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    Samsung has a vision of a smartphone that primarily runs Android, but can also run Windows 10 Mobile if it wanted to. Yep, no longer just restrained to a tablet that never got released, the chaebol went to Korean patent agency Kipris to have its regulators look over such a phone. [gallery ids="481909,481910,481911"]   A lot of the drawings you see above have to do with the interface of switching between the two operating systems. Again, Samsung puts the burden of host OS with Android and would allow users to swipe into full-screen usage of a Windows 10 interface or press an "app" from ...

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    Talking about making Windows 10 mobile — with a lower-case "m". Instead of NUCs or stick computers, why not have a fully operable interface open up right from your thoroughly stuffed pocket? That's what the GOLE1 looks to provide. The Indiegogo project — put up by ARMdevices.net from Shenzhen — touts the device as the "smallest All-in-One Intel PC in the world". With X and Y measurements comparable to a phablet and a thickness of 2cm, we'd say that if it weren't "the smallest," it'd have to come within a hare's breath. Both Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1 are said to be on the device ...

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    Want a computer that lets you run Windows 10 as easily as OS X, or even Linux? One that, as a part of its boot process, lets you pick the operating system of your choice? And where switching from one OS to the next is as easy as rebooting your machine? Done. Easy. A ten-year-old could set it up for you. So why is it that when we're talking about smartphones – devices that are supposed to be just as technologically advanced, if not more so, than our stodgy old computers – this prospect of easily jumping between platforms is suddenly the most difficult thing in the world? There's a heck ...

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    I remember how free I felt the first time I dabbled in alternative operating systems on my old family PC. After growing tired of using Windows Vista, I started looking around and asking friends what I should do. One suggested trying Windows XP Black Edition, a hacked version of XP, and another suggested trying various builds of Linux. Ultimately, I gave Ubuntu a try. I never looked back. From that day, I stopped using Windows. It felt incredible to load whatever software I wanted onto my hardware. This instilled a certain mentality in me that carried over to smartphones, which were ...

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    Over the last little while we've heard that various devices (typically tablets) may be released that have the ability to dual-boot into your choice of operating systems. Some may know what dual-booting is, and others may not. The majority are probably scratching their heads and asking, what is dual-booting, and what are the pros and cons. What is dual-booting? Let's start with something basics. What is "booting" when it comes to smartphones, tablets, and even computers? The basic explanation is "turning on" or "starting up".  In more detail, "booting" is loading a set of instructions ...

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    "I wish Nokia would make an Android phone!" Well, that one didn't turn out quite like we expected, did it? Nokia X is not at all the mashup of Windows Phone hardware and Android we wanted. Obviously, enthusiasts wanted something more along the lines of a Lumia 1020 or Icon running a pure Android, not a barebones, entry-level phone with Android hacked up beyond all recognition. But the hopes of a lovely mixture of the gorgeous hardware of Windows Phone and considerably more developed Android OS isn't totally dead in the water. A report out of The Times of India on Monday suggested some OEMs ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talked about the Samsung Galaxy Round and what we should expect from it. We then go through HTC's new 18K Gold One, and the fact that we'll never buy one. Apple is next as we have some leaked high-quality photos of the iPad 5 and what to expect. We then go through Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1, and the design limitations that Microsoft is imposing on OEMs. We end today's show by talking about how Microsoft is now encouraging OEMs to offer options to dual-boot Android in their Windows Phone and Windows RT products. All this and more after the break. ...

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    We live in a world where people can own tangible "things" as well as intangible "things". These intangibles include copyrights, trade and service marks, patents, and other kinds of Intellectual Property. This leads to some problems as one company brings its innovations to market, only to find out it has somehow infringed on another's IP. When this happens the two try to work it out though a settlement or licensing agreement. If  those negotiations fail, complaints are submitted to national and international regulatory bodies, and lawsuits are filed to enjoin the other from selling or ...

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