Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:44 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Intel Clover Trail will get Linux and Android support after all. "Intel has plans for another version of this platform directed at Linux/Android; however we are not commenting on the platform specifics or market segments at this time. Stay tuned," Intel told ZDBet.
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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by christian on Thu 20th Sep 2012 10:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
christian
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This is no different than most Android tablets and handsets.

In most of them the GPU and WiFi drivers are not open source.


The difference is that the GPU/WiFi BLOB used with other platforms on Android actually work. The PowerVR ones don't for most people.

There is nothing inherently technically wrong with BLOB based drivers. I have no problems using NVidia drivers, they work great, and they're well maintained with current kernel versions.

It's just Intel's PowerVR based GPUs are appallingly supported by Intel.

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