'Accelerated' Android 4.0 available on ARM dev boards
December 23, 2011 // Peter Clarke
Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization that works with open-source software for the ARM processor architecture, has announced downloadable builds of v4.0 of the Android operating system on development boards from Samsung and ST-Ericsson.
In addition Linaro claims its build of Android v4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is superior to others. "Linaro uses the latest GCC 4.6 toolchain to build Android, enabling Linaro's Android to outperform standard Android builds in benchmarks and real-world tasks," the organization claimed in a press release.
These accelerated and optimized builds are available for download to ease development on hardware from its member companies.
Android v4.0 is now available on the Samsung Origen and ST-Ericsson Snowball boards supporting accelerated graphics, Linaro said.
Linaro has previously showed videos of Android v4.0.1 running on the Pandaboard from Texas Instruments and the Freescale i.MX53 Quickstart board.
The accelerated graphics support made available today is based on Mali-400 graphics processor integrated with a dual-core Cortex-A9 in the Exynos 4201 SoC on the Samsung Origen board and in the Nova A9500 SoC on the ST-Ericsson Snowball board.
Videos are available on Linaro's YouTube channel, Linaro said.
Developers are able to create optimized Linux-based devices with the support of Linaro. For example, the GCC 4.6 toolchain allows developers to optimize for the latest SoCs like ST-Ericsson's Nova A9500 processor and Samsung's Exynos 4210. The Linaro GCC 4.6 toolchain includes features to allow software to manually or automatically parallelize compute tasks across the multiple cores in the chips.
For further information: www.linaro.org.
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