Nokia Maemo 5 Internet Tablets to support graphics acceleration

Sep 22, 2008

Nokia's upcoming Maemo 5 refresh was unsurprisingly a topic for discussion at this weekend's Maemo Summit in Berlin, and while we're still far from fully educated on what the Linux-based platform will involve, a few extra details have slipped out.  Most interestingly is OpenGL ES 2.0 compatibility, which sets the scene for graphics acceleration.

That would answer one of the regular criticisms of the existing Internet Tablet models, their occasionally lagging video quality.  Acceleration would be courtesy of Texas Instruments' OMAP3.  Also confirmed was 3G HSPA WWAN connectivity, together with USB 2.0 which will likely include host support.

Still no word on when we could expect to see the next-generation devices uses Maemo 5, nor if the OS will be available as an upgrade for existing owners.

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