Demo Of The Lima Driver On The KDE Spark Tablet

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2012-Feb-11 | Tags: developmentdriversparktabletvideovivaldi

Linux on ARMThe recently announced KDE Spark Tablet has an ARM Mali 400 as its graphics processor, which right now is backed by a closed-source user-space driver but that's changing thanks to the Lima driver that's providing a reverse-engineered open-source ARM Mali driver. Here's a demo of the Lima driver's Limare stack running on the KDE Spark Tablet hardware.

The KDE Spark Tablet is interested in that it uses the Plasma Active interface and is one of the first mobile devices shipping this KDE-created interface. The KDE Spark Tablet features a 1GHz AMLogic ARM CPU, Mali 400 GPU, 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

This ARM-based KDE tablet hardware is nothing impressive and it's going to be selling for $270~280 USD with the KDE stack. But what most people haven't realized is that this KDE Spark Tablet hardware is nothing new or different, but a re-branded Zenithink C71 tablet.


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