Posted May 26, 2011 4:18 UTC (Thu) by aryonoco (subscriber, #55563)
Parent article: Updates from Linaro
It's interesting to note the absence of Qualcomm and Nvidia in this effort. While TI and Samsung are important ARM SoC makers, Qualcomm's Snapdragon (in various forms and guises) still dominates the Android space, and in the tablet space, Nvidia has had a good headstart over others.
Historically, both Qualcomm and Nvidia have been very reluctant participants in the Linux ecosystem, both keeping their drivers proprietary to the heart. Working upstream has been anathema to Qualcomm. If members of Linaro can show a demonstrable benefit from their involvement in this project, in an open and transparent manner, it will be interesting to observe Qualcomm and Nvidia's reaction.