Will Verduzco · Oct 9, 2012 at 03:45 pm

Samsung Aware of Exynos Documentation Issue

Those who have followed the Samsung development community recently have no doubt noticed the current difficulties caused by a lack of proper documentation for the Exynos SoC. While Samsung has traditionally acted favorably towards the community, the lack of documentation is hampering aftermarket development efforts.

Because lack of proper documentation makes it much more difficult (or impossible) for the developers to work with the devices, several high profile devs have expressed their distaste with the situation. In fact, XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx of Team Hacksung and the CyanogenMod team has shared his difficulties, and stated his plans to drop support for Exynos devices such as the Galaxy S III and develop for Sony devices.

Thankfully as noted by codeworkx, Samsung has “heard” the concerns that have been voiced, and is discussing them with their team:

All is not well, however. While Samsung stated in a later Tweet that they are “working to resolve the situation,” they have not yet provided any additional documentation, nor have they detailed what exactly they plan on sharing.

In fact, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512 has publicly expressed his skepticism on Twitter, given their track record in the BrickBug issue:

 

At this point, you may be wondering what you can do to help the cause. Since the petition thread by XDA Senior Member AntonLiv92 has at least alerted Samsung that there is in fact a problem, we suggest continuing to let them know that this issue is important to you. However, the waiting game now begins, as we prepare for Samsung’s response.

To stay apprised with the latest news regarding the lacking Exynos documentation, be sure to visit the petition thread, as well as follow Entropy512 (Google+), codeworkx (Google+), and SamsungExynos.

[Thanks to XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire for the tip!]
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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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