The Android L release details have slowly been emerging more and more over the past few months since being announced back in June, but we’re still waiting for more information. Currently being called the “Android L release” most can expect Google to unveil Android 4.5 or 5.0 “L” sometime in October or November.
The Google Android L operating system will be the first Android OS version to enable encryption by default. Android has had this feature for some time but it was always up to the user to activate and use it. Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that iOS 8 would be encrypted by default preventing not only the authorities from accessing your device data but Apple as well (iCloud and server data is still accessible to both Apple and authorities).
AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements
Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
On Friday, Marek posted a set of 15 patches against the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, which for those out of the loop is the driver that handles AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer. These 15 patches vary in nature but come down to "random improvements" ranging from improvements/clean-ups to DB registers and MSAA, code clean-ups, and OpenGL Geometry Shader fixes.
Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go
In today's Linux news OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that Netflix is coming to Linux, this time natively. Jack Germain reviews Opera 12.16. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks to Theodore Ts'o about systemd. A preview of new Kmail show radical redesign. And finally today, Fedora 21 Alpha was approved for release!
Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone
The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December.
The Ubuntu for Phones team at the Canonical’s Ubuntu Project announced the arrival of the first image from the Ubuntu-rtm (release to manufacturing) distribution for phones. The announcement followed last week’s tease from Meizu, saying a version of the Android-based Meizu MX4 was on schedule for shipping with Ubuntu in December.