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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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Does that mean they still intend to lock out Linux off the main version, to prevent conversion?


I would have thought it meant that Intel has plans to release another version of the Clover Trail platform with the same CPU but with an Intel GPU rather than a PowerVR GPU. Intel could then provide open source drivers for Linux (and hence Android) for such a variant.

This is just speculation on my part, however.

Edited 2012-09-20 08:07 UTC

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I doubt it.

Intel has yet to support the GMA 500 GPU, which is also PowerVR based.

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Gusar Member since:
2010-07-16

They support the GMA500. Well, "support". The driver is called EMGD. It does actually work, but getting it to run requires quite some fiddling.

They also have a driver for GMA3600/3650 (CedarView). However I haven't yet heard success stories with that one, except on machines that came pre-installed with Ubuntu or MeeGo.

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