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[4]: Comment by Gusar
by Gusar on Thu 20th Sep 2012 11:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Gusar"
Gusar
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Oh come on, it's clear that by "Linux" he meant traditional Linux distros. And as such, he was differentiating between those and Android. Yeah, they use the same kernel, but the userspace is very different. Especially one critical component - the graphics layer. Android doesn't use X, so it's graphics blobs are useless for traditional Linux distros.

Which means if Intel wants to support both Linux and Android, they'll need to provide an X driver. And considering the past (emgd and cwd drivers), it'll be a half-assed driver that only works with a specific kernel and X version, if you're lucky.

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