Next phone should be one that's Linux friendly. I would love my beloved Debian on a phone and maybe dual boot it with Android
Originally Posted by duby229
You mean for their own chips? Because all of the best samsung phones use Qualcomm SoC's (Adreno).
Originally Posted by Krysto
Yeah, NOW they do. When those contracts were signed, AMD was not in the picture. It was ATI management, and look what happened to them.
Originally Posted by chithanh
That's just an artifact of the technology cycles. samsung is aggressively moving into arm and they are perfectly capable of making chips like this. they decide on a case by case basis whether it is more expedient to build or buy for any particular product. Remember samsung is a really enormous company with almost unlimited resources. they have the working capital and the sheer size to dominate the arm market if they have a mind to. They could produce millions and millions of arm chips every year without selling any of them, they can just put them in their other products like their phones and their washing machines and their production machinery.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
Last edited by frantaylor; 02-14-2013 at 04:06 PM.
It's gonna take a fresh new design to get this new driver to take off. Nobody is going to try to shoehorn it into their existing products, it needs to get inserted into the product cycle at a very early point which means it's going to be a while (maybe quite a while) before you see any products with this new driver.