[ltp] Re: Verifying Linux compatibiliy for the LTE modems in the 2nd gen X1 Carbon

Evgeni Golov linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:18:03 +0100

On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 08:31:38AM -0500, James Knott wrote:
> Bjørn Mork wrote:
> > Perfectly understandable. I'm not going to claim that there are many
> > Linux users who care about 3G & LTE, so I'm not surprised that no big
> > customers require it. Just judging by looking at my co-workers, who
> > mostly use Thinkpads with 3G modules and have free mobile broadband, I
> > do not see many real users. But there are some, including some Linux
> > users.
> One thing to bear in mind is that Android tablets & phones support 3G &
> LTE and Android is built on Linux, so the drivers are out there, somewhere.

But Android is different. The 3G/LTE drivers are either closed-source or 
tightly written for some specific SoC. :(

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