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Andreas Proschofsky
Editor for DER STANDARD / derStandard.at with a focus on Linux, Android and Open Source in general
Editor for DER STANDARD / derStandard.at with a focus on Linux, Android and Open Source in general
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Seems like Google is determined to further tightening the Play Store rules for apps. In regards to the much discussed crackdown on SMS and Call Log usage: "We've recently started to remove apps from Google Play that violate this policy. We plan to introduce additional policies for device permissions and user data throughout 2019."
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GPS sucks in cities and it doesn't provide orientation information. So Google wants to use your camera to make navigation better. Interesting blog post on their new Visual Positioning Service (that powers the upcoming AR mode for Google Maps).
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I really hope Google is going to invest heavily into building their own chips. Why? Because Google tends to open their firmware while everyone else just drops binary firmware blobs. Chromebooks are typically much more open than typical laptops thanks to their use of Coreboot (instead of a traditional UEFI / BIOS). Mobile SoCs also use lots of non-free tech, not even talking about the baseband (which might be the most important area to "liberate" - though that might be tricky from a legal viewpoint)
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About time. This could have made sense if Google ever actually cared to integrate this with more then two or three services.
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Nobody is better at improving transparency than Google. #android #update
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Please, please, please make this not be a fake.
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Yeah, I know. That white look is controversial. But I actually like this much better than the old style. Especially as it offers more info at first sight. And now gives a dark variant, Google. ;)
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This is a big step forward for machine learning on mobile devices.
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