UEFI News and Commentary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"UEFI brings in an amazing level of standardizaton for boot loaders"

The title comes from one slide in the "Is UEFI EDK II ready for Android mobile" session at the Linaro Connect 2013 event in Santa Clara, this was on one of the slides. Here is what was presented as advantages for UEFI on ARM and Android Mobile:

  • Very detailed specification from UEFI forum of industry experts
  • Reduce cost of development, code is highly organized and structures - easy to add support for new platforms.
  • Drivers can be independenly developed and distributed by peripheral/controller manufacturer, just like in any high level OS
  • Brings in concept of "application" at boot loader level itself, can be used for test suite development, new functionality like flashing utilities, splash screens, etc.

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