Nexus 7

Paul Kocialkowski paulk at
Fri Jul 26 10:56:50 UTC 2013

Le vendredi 26 juillet 2013 à 14:20 +0400, Dmitriy Nikandrov a écrit :
> Hi, i'm an owner of Asus Nexus 7 3G.
> Willing free Android to run on it.
Hi! We strongly encourrage you to join us over at #replicant on to get help on getting started with development!

> First question: how to identify that it is theoretically possible to
> create Replicant for this device - some hardware inspection?

We have already started the evaluation of the Nexus 7:
We concluded it wasn't the best target for us to work on, but if you
already have the device, the skills and time to work on it, it's worth a
shot. We are basically worried about the graphics speed since some Tegra
platforms didn't have NEON (but I think the one in the Nexus 7 has it).
Moreover, the Tegra plateform and Asus don't release much source code
for their device, so we might be stuck with no free replacements for
some parts (audio, camera, etc).

You can find a lot of interesting informations on our wiki, especially
our Replicanrt 4.0 porting guide:

Paul Kocialkowski, Replicant developer

Replicant is a fully free Android distribution


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