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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Mon 26th Dec 2011 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

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.

There's a big difference between Linux and Linux-based offspring which has been tailored for specific usage. That being the case, I'm not wrong. Don't expect the same result whether you've installed Android or Debian for example.

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.

Indeed. The average user doesn't give a damn what kernel his/her cell phone is running. I'd be willing to bet at least wouldn't even know what you're talking about if you brought it up. But they sure as hell know what Angry Birds is! ;)

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