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Google Begins Allowing Rust Code For Developing Android

Not only is the Linux kernel moving to allow Rust code to be optionally used within the kernel, but Google is now allowing Rust code to be used for system programming work on Android's low-level operating system components too.

7 April 2021 - Rust For Android - 44 Comments
200+ Open-Source Projects Involved In GSoC 2021

Google has announced the 202 open-source projects that will be included as part of this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) initiative for getting students involved in free software development.

10 March 2021 - Google Summer of Code - 4 Comments
Android 12 Appears To Support Using WireGuard

WireGuard has long been available as an app on the Google Play store for those wishing to use this cross-platform, open-source secure VPN tunnel solution on Google's mobile operating system. But for Android 12 it appears there will be a form of official support.

13 October 2020 - WireGuard - 31 Comments
Linux 5.10 Receiving New Driver For Chromebook "Vivaldi" Keyboards

For a while now there have been references to "Vivaldi" as a new Chromebook keyboard firmware for future devices. References in Chromium OS repositories have pointed to expanded keyboard layouts and other new features with Vivaldi. Coming with the Linux 5.10 kernel is now a new HID driver for supporting some of the differences with Vivaldi.

2 October 2020 - New HID Driver - 4 Comments
Chrome 85 Is Clang PGO'ing Binaries For Better Performance But Linux Left Out

As we frequently cover, making use of compiler PGO (Profile Guided Optimizations) can mean some sizable performance wins, assuming the generated usage profile is accurate. With the imminent Chrome 85 availability, Google is now making use of PGO with their default LLVM Clang compiler toolchain for squeezing out around 10% better performance.

25 August 2020 - Chrome 85 - 18 Comments

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