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Some answers from Ricardo Cerqueira (CM)

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By tonyp, Recognized Developer / Contributor on 16th August 2012, 12:12 PM
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Yesterday I had a short chat with arcee.
A huge thanks to him for taking his time to answer these rather "easy" questions.
I focused mainly on the questions which are floating around at xda these days, now we do have some educated answers (aka "the truth").
If someone wants to read a little more, I had collected a couple G+ quotes about Nvidia/LG from him some time back, see here.

To make this post clearer I removed some of the crap I wrote and focused on the important answers from him.
Didn't change anything in his lines of course.



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tonyp: first, what's your opinion about LG & Nvidia here.
tonyp: at least it looks like we'll get an official update eventually, Paul's post from his internel LG source looks promising
arcee: LG has been working on that model since February
arcee: as far as I know, they've been stamping out bugs ever since
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arcee: in any case, there's 2 sets of issues for a device like the 2x
arcee: 1 - for people like me, nvidia is utterly useless
arcee: I can't do anything on a tegra device unless the vendor does it first
arcee: 2 - as far as stock updates are concerned, that's almost entirely up to LG

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tonyp: yes, that's really something TI and otheres are ahead of Nvidia :(
tonyp: but shouldn't LG have some kind of reference source code?
tonyp: aka something that would help "people like you" to implement it yourself
arcee: the reference code is nvidia's
arcee: LG, or any other nvidia customer, can't share it. even if they customize it (and they do), it still started from nvidia intellectual property
tonyp: yes that's obvious
tonyp: what I meant was if LG needs help from Nvidia or if they could help themselves with these reference source code
arcee: they usually have to work together, especially early on
arcee: nvidia is sloppy, their first iterations tend to be, to various degrees, broken

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tonyp: Is the tegra2 chipset a problem here?
arcee: no, it isn't
arcee: the chipset is common as much
arcee: *muck
arcee: the problem is that nvidia chose a very uncommon approach to their android design
arcee: in particular, the userspace libraries and HALs have a ton of hardware-specific logic
arcee: **** that on other platforms is confined to kernel space (like "how to enable the audio amplifier" or whatever), is put in libraries when it comes to tegra
arcee: so for the most part, you can _not_ use a device's libraries on another, unless they share the same hardware components
arcee: and since nvidia publishes zero code, we can't just write our own
tonyp: iirc even things like auto brightness are controlled with nvidia libs?
arcee: yes. sensors, in this case

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tonyp: and how specific is this implementation - would we need another device which uses the star platform (which aren't many) or could the Samsung Galaxy R for example help as well
tonyp: you wrote at Twitter that the ZTE Grant (or Mimosa) X won't really help
arcee: at all
arcee: the star, the galaxy R, and the grand X are completely different devices
arcee: different components, different resolutions, different radios
arcee: different audio amps, different panel manufacturers, different almost everything
arcee: the designs have nothing in common other than being T2
tonyp: so it's either LG or nothing?
arcee: yes

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tonyp: and you're planning to get CM10 to the 2x then? :)
tonyp: because if I understood you correct you won't release any "broken" releases like you did with CM9 anymore. I do get the point, people blaming the apps when in reality the facebook rotation crash is related to a failed attempt of 2d hardware drawing.
arcee: if LG does come out with a release I can use, yes
arcee: else, no
tonyp: that's something :)
tonyp: and which updated libraries are exactly needed? Or are there too many to list?
arcee: pretty much everything
arcee: ICS is just too different from GB

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16th August 2012, 12:12 PM |#2  
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Ricardo Cerqueira:follow him, don't bother him - and don't threadjack his G+ posts!
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this will surely clear up all those queries in the ics discussion page
16th August 2012, 12:24 PM |#4  
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I have my doubts.

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Thank you! It really helped me to understand the current situation with lg and other tegra 2 devices

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Thanks a ton bro
Clears out any confusion regarding what will be of use, and what will not be if any use to us, plus who is to blame for this mess.
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Many thanks Tonyp for this, so as I can see, the problem is nVidia...And the same what happened to us with O2X can happen to Tegra3 users... So bye bye Nexus 7...and I do not understand Google why they choose Tegra3 for Nexus7... I will never buy anything which will contain something from nVidia company....
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Many thanks Tonyp for this, so as I can see, the problem is nVidia...And the same what happened to us with O2X can happen to Tegra3 users... So bye bye Nexus 7...and I do not understand Google why they choose Tegra3 for Nexus7... I will never buy anything which will contain something from nVidia company....

I will for sure get a N7 as soon as it is launched here in the EU. It's a Nexus device after all.
And I don't think that he said Nvidia is the only one to blame - but don't make this thread to a LG vs. Nvidia one, so let's not start with that!
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arcee: the star, the galaxy R, and the grand X are completely different devices. different components, different resolutions, different radios, different audio amps,different panel manufacturers, different almost everything. The designs have nothing in common other than being T2
tonyp: so it's either LG or nothing?
arcee: yes
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Man TonyP, you've tested his nerves quite badly, answering those boring questions again and again...
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