Linked by lemur2 on Tue 11th Oct 2011 14:30 UTC
KDE KDE has announced the release of Plasma Active One, which is a KDE 4.x style interface and API designed for touch devices. The Plasma Active Team states that "Plasma Active is innovative technology for an intelligent user experience. It is intended for all types of tablets, smartphones and touch computing devices such as set-top boxes, smart TVs, home automation, in-vehicle infotainment".
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RE[4]: ARM support
by saynte on Wed 12th Oct 2011 06:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ARM support"
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

My only real point is a pragmatic one: grab the most common phone hardware, and use the Android/Linux stack as far as you can. You don't need source for the drivers if the binaries are present. It might not be the cleanest solution, but if they work...

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RE[5]: ARM support
by Neolander on Wed 12th Oct 2011 16:46 in reply to "RE[4]: ARM support"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I believe Android drivers cannot be used directly on a kernel, without some kind of emulation. The two kernels are already sufficiently far away from each other to make drivers incompatible.

Seems like I had forgotten that TI do provide Linux drivers though. That's already something.

Edited 2011-10-12 16:48 UTC

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RE[6]: ARM support
by lemur2 on Wed 12th Oct 2011 23:56 in reply to "RE[5]: ARM support"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I believe Android drivers cannot be used directly on a kernel, without some kind of emulation. The two kernels are already sufficiently far away from each other to make drivers incompatible. Seems like I had forgotten that TI do provide Linux drivers though. That's already something.


I was looking for an actual tablet based on the TI OMAP platform, and I came up with this:

http://www.slashgear.com/texas-instruments-blaze-tablet-available-t...

Unfortunately, TI's Blaze tablet is not for the budget concious:

http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1478

... but it would be very cool to run Plasma Active on such a device (if you had one), would it not?

Perhaps the TI Blaze is a foretaste of what may be possible (at a more reasonable price) quite soon.

Edited 2011-10-12 23:58 UTC

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