Linux source code for Rockchip RK3188 devices now available

Rockchip’s RK3188 processor is one of the fastest ARM Cortex-A9 chips around. The 28nm quad-core processor outperforms the chips found in the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 7, for instance. And it’s a relatively inexpensive chip, which explains why it’s proven popular with Chinese tablet and TV box makers. Most devices featuring the […]

Allwinner releases kernel source code for A31 quad-core chip

The Allwinner A31 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics. Like other Allwinner chips, it’s proven popular with budget tablet makers in China, as a low-cost quad-core processor that offers decent performance. Allwinner also has a decent reputation with some folks in the Linux community, since the company’s earlier (and […]

Open source graphics drivers for the Raspberry Pi on the way

The Raspberry Pi is a dirt cheap mini-computer with a Broadcom BCM2835 700 MHz ARM11 with Broadcom VideoCore graphics. A basic model with 2 USB ports, HDMI and Ethernet sells for about $35, and the developers plan to offer an even cheaper $25 model without Ethernet soon. While the processor isn’t very powerful, the Broadcom […]

HTC offers up source code for the HTC Flyer tablet

HTC has released the kernel source code for a number of Android devices including several of the company’s most recent smartphones and the HTC Flyer 7 inch Android tablet. The Google Android operating system is based on an open source Linux kernel, but not every bit of software that runs on top of that kernel […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer source code now available

Asus has released the kernel source code for the Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet. On the one hand, that’s not too surprising, since the tablet uses open source technology that’s licensed using the GNU General Public License which requires anyone distributing GPL licensed software to make the relevant source code available. What is a little […]

List of Android tablets that make source code available

Google’s Android operating is based on the Linux kernel, which means that it’s bound by the GPL (General Public License) that requires anyone distributing devices using Android to make the Kernel source code available. A number of major Android tablet makers including Archos, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Samsung, and Velocity Cruz have done that — […]