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Re: Showcase device


Is there any ARM SoC that does not suffer from this (except Rpi to some extent)?

I recall a mesa + kernel driver for the Mali GPU (lima driver IIRC), but I'm not sure about it's current status.

In my opinion, this is the greatest issue with using linux on ARM devices. The drivers are far more closed than what we find on x86.

The fact that they claim to support some form of linux for some time (yes, it's probably binary blobs), could be a way to ensure Ubuntu touch support, at least for a while.



On 01-03-2017 08:06, Matthias Apitz wrote:
On Tuesday, 28 February 2017 22:58:09 CET, Francisco Pina Martins <f.pinamartins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just saw this:


I think it would be a **very** cool device to showcase Ubuntu Touch/personal on.

Because it is already both a phone and a laptop. But in it's current form, it can only be one at a time (dual boot android and some form of GNU/Linux). Load Ubuntu Touch/Personal on it and boom. You get both at the same time, with plenty of connectivity (USB-C x2) to **really** make use of convergence apps.

But maybe I'm just daydreaming...



From the look it seems to be a really cool device. But, they suffer perhaps the same problem: no open source drivers for the atenna chips (GPS, GPRS, sensors, ...). That's why the use dual boot.