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Linaro Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Builds For iMX53 and Other Boards

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the melting-all-over-everything dept.

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New submitter b0101101001010000 writes with some news for developers who'd like to work with the newest version of Android: "We've just released preview ICS builds of Freescale's iMX53, ST Ericsson's Snowball, Samsung's Origen and TI's Panda boards (AOSP supports Panda out of the box; this just contains a kernel that based on Linus' HEAD). This should give Android platform developers on these platforms a good base to work from."

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PandaTouch. (0)

Ostracus (1354233) | more than 2 years ago | (#38171454)

We've just released preview ICS builds of Freescale's iMX53, ST Ericsson's Snowball, Samsung's Origen and TI's Panda boards

Wonderful. Now all I need is an inexpensive touch-panel to go with my Pandaboard.

Fuck Muslims in the ass. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38171570)

I hear Muslims like to take it up the ass. They take it up the ass from their child molesting faggot prophet Mohammad. They take it up the ass from their clerics. They take it up the ass from Allah. Fucking faggots.
 
Fuck Mohammad. Fuck Allah. Fuck Islam!!!!!!!

Re:Fuck Muslims in the ass. (-1, Offtopic)

Immostlyharmless (1311531) | more than 2 years ago | (#38172224)

Me thinks they need a +1 homophobic psycho mod.

You want to discriminate against Christians? (0)

Benfea (1365845) | more than 2 years ago | (#38185258)

Well, OK, maybe not all Christians are like the poster you responded to. Just the ones that watch FOX News.

It runs, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38171638)

Watch the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOKPLg3ARE). While it runs, it's slow as windows 95 on 386 (maybe worse).
Only reason to run ICS on this platform is to show it can be done... it's far from being usable. Using GUI that lags like this would be just crazy.

Re:It runs, but... (4, Informative)

rrossman2 (844318) | more than 2 years ago | (#38171976)

It says right in the info box this is an unaccelerated version running (which fits with the video) and they expect to have the accelerated version up and running in a week or so

Re:It runs, but... (1)

b0101101001010000 (1082031) | more than 2 years ago | (#38185912)

Yeah. We're working on it. Because of the way we do kernels (always tracking the latest) it becomes hard to get both Graphics and MM working in these builds. See our current plan for this monthly milestone at: https://launchpad.net/linaro-android/+milestone/11.12 [launchpad.net] .

What we all want to know... (4, Funny)

Megane (129182) | more than 2 years ago | (#38171678)

Is Linus' HEAD in a jar?

(I thought it was in a .tgz, actually.)

Re:What we all want to know... (1)

rrossman2 (844318) | more than 2 years ago | (#38171948)

Yup.. just like Nixon and all the others (futurama reference for the win!)

Time saver (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38172414)

Before you check, his name is binary for bZP. Just saving you some time.

Re:Time saver (1)

b0101101001010000 (1082031) | more than 2 years ago | (#38185896)

Yup, ZP for Zach Pfeffer. Linaro Android Platform lead. :) Checkout our work at: https://launchpad.net/linaro-android/+milestone/11.09 [launchpad.net] https://launchpad.net/linaro-android/+milestone/11.10 [launchpad.net] https://launchpad.net/linaro-android/+milestone/11.11 [launchpad.net] ...and our team at: https://wiki.linaro.org/MeetTheTeam [linaro.org] and https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/Android [linaro.org] feel free to talk to us on freenode in the #linaro-android channel!

b0101101001010000? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38172930)

b0101101001010000? Submitter should change name to 0x5A50 or 0o55120

Low friction environment induces confusion, dismay (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38173168)

This announcement brought to you courtesy of Enlightenment thinking, as opposed to antiquated alchemy.

Is there any reason to doubt that Android's relative lack of intentionally imposed barriers to participation and productivity-- the refreshing lack of secrets and lies required to maintain artificial, engineered scarcity-- bodes poorly for alternatives?

No wonder Android's inspired a panic-stricken explosion of lawsuits. When business models depend on invented, imaginary shortages the only recourse to defending that system from a threat in the real world is to be found in a similarly synthetic world of consensual fantasy, what we call "intellectual property," the latter day analogue of folks pursuing phlogiston.

Unlike native copper or high grade iron ore, ideas are something costing nothing to reproduce, a difficult thing to hide. Does anybody seriously think that in the long run we'll all agree to become increasingly poverty stricken as "intellectual property" is claimed and mined out?

Re:Low friction environment induces confusion, dis (1)

reiisi (1211052) | more than 2 years ago | (#38173612)

If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, we, as a race, have been doing just that for millenia.

Letting other people claim they own our thoughts so we don't have to think for ourselves.

Re:Low friction environment induces confusion, dis (1)

OeLeWaPpErKe (412765) | more than 2 years ago | (#38174382)

The sad-part is that petty control-freak jealous dictators seem to be doing very well in those races. At least when it comes to OS'es, both on computers and phones.

I mean we used to have Bill Gates, now all but replaced by Steve Jobs (or Tim Cook or whatever his name is). It's even going in the wrong direction. If Microsoft was the devil for screwing it's customers in the ass, Apple is demonstrating that there are more usable holes in customers. From the $100 to have apple even look at an app, to the massive restrictions on distribution, to the anal and ridiculous app removals and restrictions, to the carrier lock-in because Apple clearly feels you need to get screwed by more than Apple alone.

What I don't understand is why people accept Apple's screwing around just for some shiny provider-locked phone.

Thanks, Google (even though Google's motives are also unlikely to be what I want them to be, they're doing the right thing as far as I'm concerned).

Re:Low friction environment induces confusion, dis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38176580)

Thanks, Google (even though Google's motives are also unlikely to be what I want them to be, they're doing the right thing as far as I'm concerned).

I was pretty critical of Google for not releasing Honeycomb sources. The excuse that it wasn't clean enough was hogwash. But Google really delivered with ICS source, even before the first device was shipping.

Upstream kernel? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38176646)

this just contains a kernel that based on Linus' HEAD

I didn't think Android was compatible with standard kernels. How does this work?

Re:Upstream kernel? (2)

b0101101001010000 (1082031) | more than 2 years ago | (#38185880)

By using a series of topic branches including an "Android" tracking branch that contains just those patches needed for core functionality Linaro is able to rebase on most kernel versions, 3.1, 3.2..etc. We keep a Linus HEAD and a last -rc version around, calling Linus HEAD "tracking" builds and -rc "staging" builds. We also have all of the enablement for each board split out into topic branches. These can then get octopus merged or stgit'd into a single tree. For Pandaboard this git has all of this broken out: http://git.linaro.org/gitweb?p=people/andygreen/kernel-tilt.git;a=summary [linaro.org] .
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