Video: Plasma Active on Nexus 7

I just uploaded a video that shows the current state of Plasma Active on Nexus 7. In this video different things are shown:

  • The Plasma Active GUI
  • Hardware-accelerated Video Playback (1080p)
  • Emumaster (an emulator for gaming consoles like SNES etc.)
  • Bluetooth support (with an Zeemote remote control)
  • Remote control with QZeeControl and an Zeemote remote control
  • 3D Hardware Acceleration

Given the native resolution of the Nexus 7, using a video with 1080p admittedly is pointless. However, I wanted to demonstrate that the hardware is capable of playing even 1080p pretty smoothly.

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17 Responses to Video: Plasma Active on Nexus 7

  1. nuovodna says:

    amazing! Any news on pinch to zoom for Okular ?
    the crash of Okular on zoom it’s the only reason that stop me to flash Plasma Active on my N7 😦

  2. Kevin Krammer says:

    Ansolutely impressive, thanks for the effort of making that video (and of course the Nexus 7 adaption in the first place)

  3. Fak3 says:

    Nintendo on batteries πŸ™‚

  4. e8hffff says:

    Hmmm no links to how one installs it.

  5. Sander says:

    It looks really great! I have to say that the Plasma Active, though not given as attention as it deserver, is one of the most awesome tablet projects out there.

  6. Del says:

    Thanks for the video! Makes me want to jump on the tablet bandwagon πŸ™‚ Couldn’t help but notice that there are some size issues. Some objects need to be larger to function nicely on a touch screen. Should be quite low hanging fruit though.

  7. manasij7479 says:

    The aspect ratio of the screen is different than that of the Nexus 7.
    I am surprised no one else noticed this.

  8. Marjana says:

    Looks awesome. Finally a tablet UI that makes sense.

  9. Which operating system is this running on top of? Does all of this:

    Hardware-accelerated Video Playback (1080p)
    Bluetooth support (with an Zeemote remote control)
    3D Hardware Acceleration

    Work on the Ubuntu image (or whatever base you are using) OOTB or is there setup to make it work somewhere?

    ~Jeff Hoogland

  10. Congratulations, you’ve successfully convinced myself that I want to try Active on my Nexus 7. Initially, I was very skeptical about it. Can you please tell us which exact build/OS combination are you using? I’m surprised you achieved all of that. πŸ™‚

  11. Felix Albrecht says:

    Hi there, amazing work! I have two questions:
    First of all, in order to duplicate what you achieved here I would proceed as described in the mer wiki:
    and then apply the fixes you posted under ‘Suspend/Resume in Plasma Active on Nexus 7 3G with WWAN’ and ‘Plasma Active on Nexus 7 with Bluetooth’. Or is your work based on a newer image than the one from 07. Jan. 2013?
    Secondly, there is also a way to install plasma active in a multiboot setting using MultiRom as described here:
    I would very much like to try this option, but the google docs link in the mer wiki hosts an old plasma active image, which MultiRom does not accept. Do you have any experiance with or any information on this kind of setup. If yes: do you know of a working plasma active image for MultiRom?
    Thank you in advance for your time and effort!



  12. Alex Tupeck says:

    Is there a step by step to revert back to Android should we need to? Or do we fastboot and flash TWRP again and then install our ROM of choice at that point? I just want an escape plan.


    • Andrew Korolev says:

      Just install via Multi ROM. You don’t need an escape plan in that case as Android is not affected

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