Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Android Web Server – XDA TV
Today’s XDA TV video shows XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler setting up a better http://AdamOutler.com with an Android device. He replaces his old ARM V7 CORTEX M3 Texas Instruments Eval-Bot web-server with a newer ARM V7 CORTEX A8 Samsung Captivate.
AdamOutler shows a neat use for an old Android device. Additionally, he attempts to explain beginner and intermediate networking concepts in a simple way. The web server used in this video is the standard Linux Lighttpd package obtained from the BotBrew Basil repository. This lightweight and flexible web server can power any client-side processing site.
Featured in the video:
- BotBrew Basil
- VNC Server
- Adam’s Website
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