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Telechips Releases Linux Kernel 3.0.8 and Android ICS Source Code

Telechips has just uploaded the GPL source code for kernel 3.0.8 and Android 4.0 to the open source section of their website.

If downloading from telechips website is too slow, you can also try alternate downloads (Thanks Gabe!):

I’ve also created 2 repositories in github:

It haven’t looked into the source code in details yet, but hopefully, this will allow developers to customize the firmware running on Telechips TCC8925 based mini PCs such as CX-01 mini Android TV Box or Zero Devices Z900.

  1. July 17th, 2012 at 23:41 | #1

    Wor! Great news, where did that come from? Maybe they did notice all the commotion around the MK802.

  2. July 18th, 2012 at 09:37 | #2

    @ j1nx
    I like to think it’s because I emailed them a few weeks ago…
    More seriously, it seems they usually release the open source code, but I did not expect them to release it so early.

    The Android part is limited, but there’s the OpenMAX code which may be interesting for XBMC for Android. If that’s usable, then we may be able to get a proper XBMC Box with hardware video decoding for $40 (Group Buy price), which would be disruptive. The Raspberry Pi supports XBMC, but AFAIK the supported video codecs are limited.

  3. July 18th, 2012 at 20:09 | #3

    @ cnxsoft
    Hmm, I heard from someone, Telechips also did not utilizing OMX and therefor hardware decoding would not be available anytime soon.

    I guess, XBMC development will look at OMX next as it is kind of a standard.

  4. csgabe
    April 6th, 2013 at 16:04 | #4

    More sources for telechips 88xx & 89xx, I’ve had a look at the sources seems to be the most complete: kernel, android ics source included, maybe this is the telechips SDK :

  5. April 6th, 2013 at 17:20 | #5

    I support this is for this product:http://www.pearl.de/a-PX1351-1600.shtml?vid=957, which just looks like CX-01.

  1. July 18th, 2012 at 20:35 | #1
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