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Hi,
from a presentation at #FossGIS2014  about Vaadin I learned that the migration path from Vaadin6 / vOpenlayers with OpenLayers 2.1x to Vaadin 7 (current version) and OpenLayers 3 (still beta, production release available in near future) isn't built yet and will need a decent amount work.
 * Changes betweenVaadin 6 and Vaadin 7
 * Big changes in OpenLayers API (Version 2 -> 3)

This summer GWT3 probably will become available and "will have a better interop with JS libraries".

Are there plans or ist there already work in progress for a GWT3/OpenLayers3 wrapper?
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I fully agree with what Frank says. So we will wait for GWT3 and begin the wrapping for OL3.
Regards Giuseppe
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Found a pretty informative blog post concerning Android/AOSP.

A small teaser:
While it might not be an official requirement, being granted a Google apps license will go a whole lot easier if you join the Open Handset Alliance. The OHA is a group of companies committed to Android—Google's Android—and members are contractually prohibited from building non-Google approved devices. That's right, joining the OHA requires a company to sign its life away and promise to not build a device that runs a competing Android fork.
Acer was bit by this requirement when it tried to build devices that ran Alibaba's Aliyun OS in China. Aliyun is an Android fork, and when Google got wind of it, Acer was told to shut the project down or lose its access to Google apps. 
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This makes life extremely difficult for the only company brazen enough to sell an Android fork in the west: Amazon. Since the Kindle OS counts as an incompatible version of Android, no major OEM is allowed to produce the Kindle Fire for Amazon. So when Amazon goes shopping for a manufacturer for its next tablet, it has to immediately cross Acer, Asus, Dell, Foxconn, Fujitsu, HTC, Huawei, Kyocera, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, NEC, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and ZTE off the list. Currently, Amazon contracts Kindle manufacturing out to Quanta Computer, a company primarily known for making laptops. Amazon probably doesn't have many other choices.
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For me the first two pages are real concerns. I think the third not so much. And the fourth page is ridiculous.

I am wary myself of some aspects of Google Play Services but that page is weird, to say the least.

For example: Even if all maps code were in AOSP the data would still not be available. They are Google's and obviously Google is not fond of sharing them. And they never did - not with Jelly Bean, nor with any prior version of Android. Maps were proprietary from day one. And they are on any device. Any other maker can either do it themself or try to support OpenStreetMap.

Same with any messaging. As if Amazon's messaging solution were not proprietary in itself. And so on. If he only had published just the first two pages.
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Would be great if the Ubuntu Edge campaign succeeds.
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A nice Android 5th birthday cake!
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+Edouard Tavinor Yes,Thanks for pointing that out. Chromium doesn't have to be licensed and can be installed additionally like firefox.

For embedded solutions updating the software often is not easy. The devices in general are not "personalized" and don't come with some app store installed.  
A separate Chromium install means more work but also offers the chance to update the Browser more often.
An Android integrated and maintained browser makes it easier/saves some work for the OEM as he doesn't have to care for a separate browser.  
On https://developers.google.com/chrome/mobile/docs/webview/overview they write "...  The WebView shipped with Android 4.4 (KitKat) is based on the same code as Chrome for Android version 30. The WebView does not have full feature parity with Chrome for Android and is currently given the version number 30.0.0.0.
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Your apps inside a WebView are just as important and deserve a runtime that keeps users up to date. There are large engineering and logistical challenges. We're not quite there yet, but we're working on it."

I'd interpret "logistical challenges" as a reference to the play store.

At the moment I don't see if a later installed chrome or chromium app can/will affect the webview.
If the webview isn't "updated" by a separately installed chrome/chromium app a webview based browser would offer advantages in terms of consistency (same rendering in browser and webview).     
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open day at s-bahn betriebsbahnhof schöneweide (http://berlin-macht-dampf.com/)
I'm not really happy with the picture ( overexposure) - but it's the best I got :)
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You'll find some more interesting information in the article. At least I thought that a warrant would be necessary in any case if the US government wants to access mails of US citizens.
Excerpt:  "The FBI gained access to anonymous Gmail accounts traced to Petraeus and Broadwell through a law, more than 25 years old, that gives law enforcement carte blanche to snoop in email accounts. Provisions of 1986's Stored Communications Act (SCA) allow “government entities” to access email records in storage for less than 180 days “if there is reasonable cause to believe a crime has been committed.”. For email records that are older than 180 days, a warrant is required."    
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Perhaps the hardest vacation days I ever had - little sleep, information overflow, to much work and lots of new faces. But I'm really happy that the HAP idea found some friends. It was great to have +Florian Rathgeber and +Nicholas Ng in the team. 
Thanks for this unforgettable weekend go out to all persons who made +V Hack Android happen, especially +Thibaut Rouffineau, +Pieter-Jan Vandormael, +Friedger Müffke and the people behind http://skillsmatter.com
 
Hello, this is London calling. Here are the numbers from the European jury:

1. + V Hack Android Champion: My Home Notifier from France. They win huge Sony device packages, including phones, tablets, Google TV and SmartWatch.

2. Winner of both some Sony and ALCATEL ONE TOUCH devices: wePoker from Belgium.

3. Winner of some ALCATEL ONE TOUCH devices: Food! from Holland.

Category of Accessibility (RNIB): Hap (encouragement prize)

Category of Haptic Immersion: Feel Good

Winners of some more devices: ... TBA

#androidV   #devfest   #gdg #UK  #droidcon   #droidconUK  
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Future of Android keynote running at +droidcon London. Julie Uhrman, CEO of +OUYA, attending via Skype with +Thibaut Rouffineau moderating. Many questions from the attendees.
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