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Many updates (28/08/2017) on Gemini PDA/smartphone : Report from the China Factory Visit and General Update - Part #1, #2, #3, #4.
Wow !

Here is a current snapshot of Linux running on the development X25 device.

The Linux in the image above is based on Debian 9.0 (Stretch). We will share more on plans for Linux on Gemini in the coming month, including support for other distributions, but we wanted to share the good news on getting some parts of Linux on the development device that was originally only Android. We also confirm that we managed to achieve dual boot – booting Android and Linux, We will be preparing our Web Site to support community efforts for Linux on Gemini.
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...regarding USB-C connectivity - we already have it on Linux. So far, we have tested Ethernet, keyboard and mouse and they are already working directly connected to the development device or all together working over a USB-C hub. We are also in the process of testing the HDMI over USB-C
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This is very very tempting. Looks nice, has keyboard, will make calls. But will it do in Linux everything it can on Android? And how will the binary blobs be managed with respect to kernel upgrades?
 

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i love the hardware/format, just give me somehing other than android...
 

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How about 3D acceleration on X11?
 

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Originally Posted by one_with_linux View Post
How about 3D acceleration on X11?
That sounds like an excuse for not getting one. "Quick, think of some arcane feature that is unlikely to be supported. Oh, found one. Phewww!"
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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
Originally Posted by one_with_linux View Post
How about 3D acceleration on X11?
That sounds like an excuse for not getting one. "Quick, think of some arcane feature that is unlikely to be supported. Oh, found one. Phewww!"
Tend to agree.

If 2D acceleration is missing that'd be a drag when dragging stuff on da screen but what's 3D acceleration anyway except the stuff measured by an acceleratiometer sensor?
 

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what's 3D acceleration anyway except the stuff measured by an acceleratiometer sensor?
It is a GPU feature to accelerate the rendering of 3D scenes on a 2D screen. I am not aware of any use case other than in some action games. I am not a gamer, can anyone who is tell us how many such games exist in Linux? And how important it is to be able to play them on a phone/PDA?
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Thousands, on steam alone. But your point stands about the validity of the gaming argument on an arm based handheld device.

Presumably 3D acceleration is valuable for desktop compositors, but anyone advocating for that effort to put put into X rather than Wayland in late 207 can reasonably be considered a malicious saboteur of any ambitions for Linux on handheld...
 

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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
It is a GPU feature to accelerate the rendering of 3D scenes on a 2D screen. I am not aware of any use case other than in some action games. I am not a gamer, can anyone who is tell us how many such games exist in Linux? And how important it is to be able to play them on a phone/PDA?
Scientific computing applications sometimes benefit from technology developed to support games. One example that I am familiar with is the crystallographic structure visualisation package Coot:. Here are some screenshots:

http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/person...b/screenshots/

This package definitely benefits from 3D rendering. Having said that, few people would try to do serious work with a package like this on a PDA-format machine
 

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