Canonical announces Ubuntu for Android, Google isn’t the only company dodging IE’s privacy controls, and Sony’s Google TVs get rooted.
- In Every Dual-Core Phone, There’s a PC Trying to Get Out: Ubuntu for Android will make a full desktop available alongside Android’s mobile interface, sharing resources like the address book and media files, to smoothly switch to a desktop experience when Android devices dock with PC peripherals. [Ubuntu Devices]
- Facebook and Many Other Sites Also Bypass Internet Explorer Privacy Controls: Many sites openly use the same exploit that earned Google a chiding from the IE Team Blog. Facebook’s Help Center defends the move, saying the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) protocol used in IE is “out of date and does not reflect technologies that are currently in use on the web.” [New Web Order]
- Google TV Root Achieved on Sony Devices, Enables Hulu Streaming and More: A software root process is out for Sony’s original lineup of Google TV devices, supporting a custom Flash Player and NTFS external hard drives, and paving the way for more tweaks to come. [The Verge]
- The Daily Calls Microsoft’s Bluff, Says that Office for iPad Is Real, and Was Demoed: Microsoft disavows The Daily’s images and sources without denying the claim that Office is coming to the iPad soon. The blog insists its screenshots were captured during a demo with a Microsoft employee. [The Next Web]
- Swype Beta Brings Support for Ice Cream Sandwich: Along with support for Android 4.0, the latest beta brings accuracy improvements and more integration with DragonGo! dictation and voice controls. The beta is not compatible with Swype builds pre-installed by carriers or manufacturers. [XDA Developers]