Archive | February 2012

Ubuntu for Android

Another piece of news from Canonical …. A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone.


More info at In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out.

Spark, First Linux Tablet Running KDE Plasma Active

There is an article on about a Linux Tablet Running KDE. Here is an except from that article :

Aaron J. Seigo, from KDE Plasma Active development team has revealed a tablet which could be the first device to come with Plasma Active pre-installed.

If you don’t know about Plasma Active project yet:
Plasma Active is a joint project by the KDE community, basysKom and open-slx. The goals for this open source project are to deliver a fast embedded UX platform with minimal memory requirements, provide customizable and modular to support different form factors and design an interface that adapts as users change Activities.

Plasma Active is intended for all types of tablets, smartphones and touch computing devices such as settop boxes, smart TVs, home automation or in-vehicle infotainment.
Here is a video of KDE Plasma Active, but not  Spark, but it gives a indication of what the tablet might do.
Take a look at the following blog post for some Spark answers.
Also watch The Linux Action Show from minute 40 for more in-depth look at this linux tablet.

Chrome for Android Beta

Google just announced the beta version for Chrome for Android (see


The installation instructions are at

The software is available for phones and tablets running Android 4.0+ in the following countries, from the Android Market :

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Handmade Portraits: Sophie Blackall

I’ve just found out a interesting video about another look at a subway walk.

What would you say to the one who got away? Artist Sophie Blackall’s illustrations are inspired by the Internet’s love lost and found (quote from Vimeo video)

More info are found at and at Etsy blog post