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Open source driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics under development

Apr 16, 2012, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The new driver is called 'freedreno,' and it could give independent developers much more control over software designed to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Right now most Snapdragon devices run Google Android or Microsoft Windows Phone software. But with a good open source driver it should be possible to port most Linux-based operating systems, complete with support for hardware accelerated graphics.

"It?s also possible that members of the developer community could continue to provide support and software updates for devices with Snapdragon chips long after Qualcomm ends official support and moves on to new chips. That could today?s phones and tablets a much longer life than they would otherwise have."

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