Qualcomm Releases Open-Source 2D/3D Kernel Driver
Phoronix: Qualcomm Releases Open-Source 2D/3D Kernel Driver
If you happen to have Google's Nexus One or other phones based upon Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, there is great news today. Qualcomm has just released an open-source 2D/3D kernel driver for their OpenGL ES graphics processor. This Qualcomm kernel driver provides support for interrupts, command streams, context switching, memory management, etc. Qualcomm is looking to push this code into the mainline Linux kernel ASAP...
So what are the implications for the end-user? My Nexus One already has graphics support.
Hopefully better quality driver in future releases of Android. They don't have to spend that much time maintaining the code out-of-tree so they can focus on fixing bugs and improvements. Plus others can now improve the driver if they want to.
Originally Posted by atmartens
And of course to those who develop third party ROM for Android mobiles and want to include custom kernels...
Originally Posted by benmoran