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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
Google Finally Begins Their Open-Source Dance Around Linux User-Space Threading

Way back in 2013 there was a presentation at the Linux Plumbers Conference around Google's work on user-level threads and how they were working on new kernel functionality for using regular threads in a cooperative fashion and building various features off that. Fast forward to today, that functionality has been in use internally at Google for a range of services for latency-sensitive services and greater control over user-space scheduling while now finally in 2020 they are working towards open-sourcing that work.

23 July 2020 - FUTEX_SWAP - 20 Comments
Android 11 Aiming For Release In Q3

Android 11 Developer Previews have been available since February in bringing new 5G APIs, updated Neural Network APIs, privacy and security improvements, HDMI low-latency mode support, and many other additions. Google is now preparing the transition to Android 11 betas and ultimately to have this next mobile operating system release ready to roar by Q3.

6 May 2020 - Android 11 - 21 Comments
Google Announces The 200 Open-Source Projects For GSoC 2020

Google's Summer of Code initiative for getting students involved with open-source development during the summer months is now into its sixteenth year. This week Google announced the 200 open-source projects participating in GSoC 2020.

22 February 2020 - GSoC 2020 Organizations - 3 Comments

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