After the first night of hacking the source code, the Linaro Android Team featuring Khasim Syed Mohammed and Bernhard Rosenkränzer talk about ART replacing Dalvik VM, better memory management, support for new sensors, Browser being replaced with Chromium, WiFi Printing support, NFC smartcard emulation and more!
First impressions by Bernhard Rosenkränzer (Linaro Android developer) on Android 4.4 KitKat release. Includes talk on ART replacing DALVIK, Improvement on OpenCL support and more..
Tom Gall talks about the wide variety of graphics related optimizations that the Linaro Graphics working group works on, activities within the Kernel layer for panel and kernel device drivers, user space optimizations for libraries important for the graphics stack including audio-visual libraries for multimedia type applications, optimizing using NEON, starting to look at using GPGPUs, doing general purpose computing on a GPU device.
Vincent Guittot, Linaro assignee from ST-Ericsson, talks about the work that is being done at Linaro to Extend the Linux kernel to support ARM's big.LITTLE MP architecture, building on the features provided by the big.LITTLE Switcher project. The most powerful use model of big.LITTLE is called MP and enables the use of all physical cores at the same time. Threads with high priority and/or computationally intensive can in this case be allocated to the A15 cores while threads with less priority or less computationally intensive such as background tasks can be performed by the A7 cores.
Karim Yaghmour talks to Zach Pfeffer about the Linux Trace Toolkit, the Embedded Linux book and now he's releasing the Embedded Android book. At Linaro Connect Asia 2013, Karim Yaghmour presented 4 sessions on Embedded Android which I filmed in their entirety which you can watch here:
Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android Session 1: Android Internals
Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android Session 2: Working with the AOSP
Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android Session 3: Native Android user-space
Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android Session 4: Using and Customizing the Android Framework
Adam Conrad, Software Engineer at Canonical talks to Zach Pfeffer about his experiences developing and optimizing Linux on 68k then on ARM.
Open Compute is a project originally started by Facebook as "Project Freedom", turned into a big community movement that is going to redefine how consumers consume enterprise hyperscale infrastructure.
Daniel Lezcano talks about CPU idle optimizations, trying to power down the different peripherals of the ARM SoC, consolidating the drivers by changing the way they are managing the different peripherals.
Amit Kucheria is the Linaro Power Management Tech Lead, and Will Deacon works on the Linux Kernel at ARM. They talk about what they have been doing at Linaro Connect and what they are working on in the months to come.