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Android-x86 4.4-r3 Adds Nouveau Hardware Acceleration

While Android 5.0 Lollipop has been available since November of last year, Android-x86 stable is still currently based on 4.4 KitKat. Nevertheless, this independent effort for bettering Android support on Intel/AMD x86 systems is continuing to improve.

18 July 2015 - Android-x86 KitKat - 4 Comments
With Linux 4.1 You Can Play With The Chrome OS Lightbar

Google's Chromebook Pixel features a "Lightbar" that's a series of LEDs supporting multiple colors. Chrome OS apps are able to take advantage of the Lightbar for various purposes and coming for Linux 4.1 is support for the Chrome OS lightbar within the mainline kernel.

26 April 2015 - ChromeOS Lightbar - Add A Comment
Encryption Support For EXT4

Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel.

11 April 2015 - EXT4 Encryption - 28 Comments
There's Many Exciting Possible GSoC 2015 Coding Projects

For student developers wishing to get involved with upstream open-source projects this summer and to be paid $5500 USD by Google for the work, there's one week left to apply to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the most exciting project ideas I've seen thus far.

21 March 2015 - GSoC 2015 Ideas - 3 Comments
Students: It's Time To Apply For GSoC 2015

For any students reading Phoronix interested in contributing to open-source projects, it's time to apply for Google's Summer of Code 2015 (GSoC 2015) where you can be financed to work on major free software initiatives over the summer holiday.

16 March 2015 - Google Summer of Code - 7 Comments
Chrome OS Switches To "Freon" Graphics Stack To Replace X11

Released this past week was Chrome OS 41 and besides having improved WiFi stability, updates to the guest mode wallpaper, and other changes, some Chrome OS devices have been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack. Freon further removes X11 dependencies from Google's world and will yield performance improvements in the future. Freon isn't based directly on Wayland nor Mir.

8 March 2015 - Chrome OS Freon - Add A Comment
Faster VP9 Decoding Is On The Horizon

For those frustrated by the current lack of hardware supporting VP9 encode/decode and the slow decode speed when playing back VP9 content on the CPU, improvements are coming.

23 January 2015 - VP9 Decode - 30 Comments

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