Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.

Sure.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by darknexus on Thu 17th Apr 2014 02:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Will they use Intel SoCs? I hope Intel will get in shape at last. ARM SoC scene is sickening, with no open GPU drivers in sight, which requires glibc based Linux systems to resort to libhybris hacks. With Intel that can be avoided.

Not necessarily, see Secureboot. Being Intel by no means guarantees a more open firmware when there's no need whatsoever for legacy PC support.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 17th Apr 2014 02:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Locked bootloaders is a nasty piece of junk, sure. But at least it would mean that Intel SoCs are production ready. For example Jolla could use one in their next device. So far Intel promised a lot, but where are their open SoCs?

Merrifield for example isn't using Intel GPU (it uses PowerVR), so no open drivers there. Only Moorefield will (which isn't going to be out until 2015).

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by The123king on Thu 17th Apr 2014 06:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

You answered your own question there.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Lennie on Thu 17th Apr 2014 06:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The open source hackers are reverse engineering, they've come pretty far.

It's not a perfect process, but it is better than nothing.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Kochise on Thu 17th Apr 2014 11:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

If AMD was going low-power with an APU offering with open bootloader, ARM-core or x86-core (as seens in Geode) with a Radeon based GPU (as seen in GameCube, XBox, PS4, ...) that would be fantastic ;)

Kochise

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by SailorSaturn on Sun 20th Apr 2014 19:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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2014-04-20

I have some bad news for you if you're expecting Moorefield to have Intel graphics in it.

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/7789/Screen%20Shot%202014-...

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