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KDE's Plasma Active Running Nicely On The Nexus 7

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Published on 16 February 2013 08:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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If you're curious about loading up the KDE Plasma Active desktop on your Google Nexus 7, here's the state of KDE in the mobile space.

Ruediger Gad, a Linux developer, has posted a video (embedded below) showing off the rather nice state of KDE's Plasma Active on the Nexus 7. The video shows off the Plasma Active user-interface, hardware-accelerated 1080p video playback, a gaming console emulator, Bluetooth support, QZeeControl as a remote control, and 3D hardware acceleration. Plasma Active is the KDE project for providing a UX platform that's modular for a variety of form-factors like tablets and smart-phones.

Google's Nexus 7 tablet has become quite popular with different Linux mobile development communities for showcasing new open-source mobile opportunities. The Nexus 7 is backed by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC with quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS display. By default, Google ships the Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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