Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 18:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of relative silence and vagueness, we're finally getting something tangible from Jolla, the promising mobile phone company which came forth from former Nokia employees. It's ambitious - they're not just going to create a mobile operating system, not just a mobile phone, but an entire ecosystem, including cloud services and data centres. At its heart? The beautiful city of Hong Kong. The prime target market? China.
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RE[2]: sort of open
by dsmogor on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE: sort of open"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Quallcomm is quite aggressive patent wise. The hell will freeze before their legal department passes releasing specs that reveal implementation techniques, that would expose them.
Nevertheless I hope that nouveau like project will spring out sooner or later. That will of course require one SoC generation to live longer than a couple of months.

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RE[3]: sort of open
by gan17 on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 14:58 in reply to "RE[2]: sort of open"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

There are projects like the Limadriver which currently supports Mali-200 and Mali-400 GPUs. There's also the Freedreno driver for Qualcomm/Adreno (Snapdragon, iirc) SoCs.

Problem is; all these seem to be reverse engineered, which means they'll almost always be behind their proprietary counterparts in performance.

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RE[3]: sort of open
by shmerl on Thu 4th Oct 2012 01:20 in reply to "RE[2]: sort of open"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yep, they don't look decent. Like in attacking Opus codec for example.

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