Qualcomm hasn’t often been the modding community’s best friend – they haven’t always been the quickest to get their libs and drivers out, especially on the Adreno graphics front. With ICS’s huge reliance on Hardware Acceleration though, getting custom ROMs out that are smooth and reliable has been a bit of a hack job.
To try and convince Qualcomm to be a bit more open to the modding community dismayed users have been petitioning on Qualcomm’s forums to get any form of support released. Luckily, this seems to have made some impact, as ICS-supporting binaries for all Adreno 2xx series GPUs have been made available.
Of course, what does this mean for you? If you’re a developer it means you have a lot more help with the GPU in many devices, such as pretty much all HTC and Sony Ericsson models and many more.
As discovered by the members of our own the ZTE Blade forum though, the release seems to only work on ARMv7 devices, so it looks like the Blade and Monte Carlo will not be supported. Sorry to break the news.
If you’re an end user, hold tight, and let the devs get to work, and don’t pressure them too much expecting the ROMs to just suddenly work. :D
For interested devs, get it here : Qualcomm