After months of speculation, Exynos will go open source!!!

After months of speculation, there is finally something clear about the Samsung Exynos processor…
Samsung will open Source a lot of thing like certain parts from the Exynos boards with Mali and they will provide some CPU and GPU binaries.
This appears from the Samsung Developers Session in America which Samsung held today.They are thinking about setting up a Gerrit and placing the source code there.
This Samsung creates a big boost in their community, and very welcome news to all those developers out there which are desperately waiting for this all this will finished before 2013.

Quote from XDA:

“They are working with Insignal, Inc. to provide Proprietary binaries to enable complete system development on Exynos. Open Source for the Kernel and Platform (HAL, OMX, Framework Patches). The source code will be released under GPLv2 and Apache 2.0. Samsung will provide MALI GPU developer support as well.”

They say there will be more information in the coming weeks!!!

But do not get your hopes up, cause you never know with Samsung.

SamMobile will keep you informed.

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4 years 8 months ago

Thanks for putting things in proper perspective.

4 years 8 months ago

This one of the reasons that I purchase Samsung devices. They are easy root and install custom ROM’s as well as stock roms. No boot loader locks and lots of different ROM’s to try and enjoy. I can buy any phone I want and if Samsung makes it hard for me to enjoy the Android experience I will purchase something else. I have purchased 3- S1, 2-S2, 1-S3, 1-Galaxy Note, Galaxy tab 10.1 over the past 2-1/2 years and I have enjoyed them all and everyone has been rooted and custom ROM’s installed on them at one time or another. All I can say is the LG Nexus 4 is looking very interesting.

4 years 8 months ago

Back to very cautiously optimistic mode as per XpLoDWilD’s (teamhacksung/CM10) initial POV

4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, Addled, let’s hope Samsung put it words to the zeros and ones. As a consumer I would love to be proven wrong twice in a week would be nice. Because there are always leaks and always followed by ” you know Samsung… ”

But on a different Note, I think that Samsung’s Android version might be the only good looking design in the market if you don’t count HTC. Frankly I have seen some Google Nexus series and don’t like it. HTC is also fast and smooth but Samsung might have more guts to put forth new ideas. I have seen iphone 5 and it looks like a rerun of a soap series on TV. Because of Jelly smooth UI, I will get Note 2. They should have put voice activated shutter command on Note 2 as well – icing on the cake.

4 years 8 months ago

If true this would be absolutely amazing news.
It would go some way in helping flip this ex Samsung fan’s ever expanding negative sentiments towards Samsung 180 degrees

4 years 8 months ago

this is very good news for developers like codeworkx… we have some hope about phones

4 years 8 months ago

Does this mean that non-samsung based firmwares (e.g. Cyanogenmod) will be able to have full TV-Out support?


4 years 8 months ago

Well right on Exynos 5250′s debut it seems (refer to the latest Chromebook googlings) and/or probably now I have some better excuse to look for a cheaper Note 2 in a couple of months.

Good move Samsung. And hopefully it’ll be a more aggressive open approach. If it brings more indie dev support back to their Exynos line this is a very very promising start.

4 years 8 months ago

Origenboard? BS!!

Our requests are RIL, Yamaha Audio, and anything platform related like phone HWcomposer! We want the code and documentation for phones!

Not another stupid origenboad stuff again, which the community already have!!

4 years 8 months ago

not going to happen.

John Doe 666
4 years 8 months ago

not exact what they said there on bbq :)

4 years 8 months ago

Very, very nice news!!!

4 years 8 months ago

What kind of development can we expect when Exynos is going full source?

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