Linked by fran on Sat 24th Dec 2011 10:09 UTC
Linux "Android drivers are returning to the Linux kernel. Kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has retrieved the Android drivers removed from the staging area of Linux 2.6.33 in the spring of 2010 andput them back into his development branch for version 3.3 of the Linux kernel. [...] The plan is for a Linux 3.3 kernel to be able to boot on an Android device without further patches."
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Laurence on Mon 26th Dec 2011 12:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

I see no tremendous advantage to loading Linux on a cell phone. For that matter, there is a lot about Linux that isn't well-suited/tailored towards a cell phone...

*shrug*

Android, webOS prove you wrong.

In fact, *nix OSs rule the mobile space: what with QNX (which Blackberries are moving to), iOS and the aforementioned Linux builds.

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter that much what Kernel is running on the phone, just so long as the GUI is intuitive and it plays Angry Birds.

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