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Fedora 19 Installer Comes For Google Nexus 4

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Published on 05 June 2013 08:12 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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An installer has come about to easily install Fedora 19 for ARM on the unlocked Google Nexus 4 smart-phone.

This isn't some new official Fedora Linux project or an initiative about having a Fedora phone to compete with Ubuntu's smart-phone/tablet efforts, but rather it's an installer released by Rob Clark. Rob's efforts have been to enrich the Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver that he started as a reverse-engineering effort of the Qualcomm Snapdragon graphics core. In supporting the Qualcomm A320 graphics he's been using a Nexus 4.

In developing his Gallium3D driver for the A320 / Nexus 4, he wrote a Fedora 19 installer in the process. It can be found on GitHub as freedreno/nexus4-fedora.

With it coming out of the Freedreno project rather than upstream Fedora, don't expect full/continued support, but it's fun nevertheless if you want to play with Fedora 19 natively on the Nexus 4. Unlike the Ubuntu Phone/Tablet versions, Fedora on the Nexus doesn't get in the way by having a CyanogenMod layer.

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