IT Giants to Launch Data Transfer Project

Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook common project is aimed at developing tools that would allow to transfer data quickly and without loss
23 July 2018   1638

In its blog Google announced support for the Data Transfer Project launched in 2017 in conjunction with Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook. The project is aimed at developing tools that would allow to transfer data quickly and without loss directly from one service to another, bypassing the intermediate stages of their downloading to the device and re-downloading.

Data Transfer Project
Data Transfer Project

Project participants develop tools that can convert private APIs of any service into any standardized format. This will allow the transfer of data between any two providers, using existing tools and mechanisms.

At the moment, developers have created "adapters" for seven different services in five different data formats.

Data Transfer Project
Data Transfer Project

This is an open source project, any developer can contribute to cover more formats, services and hosting systems. Standardization of protocols and procedures allows different companies to develop the same technology in their own way.

Samsung to Shutdown Linux on Dex

Linux on DeX was based on Ubuntu and allowed you to create a full-fledged desktop when connecting a smartphone to a monitor
22 October 2019   72

Samsung has announced the closing out of its Linux on DeX environment testing program. Support for this environment for devices with firmware based on Android 10 will not be provided. Recall that the Linux on DeX environment was based on Ubuntu and allowed you to create a full-fledged desktop when connecting a smartphone to a stationary monitor, keyboard and mouse using the DeX adapter or when connecting a keyboard and mouse to a tablet.

Of the alternative projects with the implementation of portable Linux environments for smartphones that allow you to start the desktop when you connect a monitor to the smartphone via HDMI or using technologies such as Miracast and WiFi Display, we can mention: Maru OS, Complete Linux Installer, Linux Deploy, UserLAnd, AnLinux and GNURoot.