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
Member since:
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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14


There's a big difference between Linux and Linux-based offspring which has been tailored for specific usage.


Yeah, but after 3.3, the difference won't be linux. Remember boy's and girls, linux is a kernel, not an operating system. If it runs the same kernel, then its just as much linux as a multi node linux cluster.

As a side note, yes there are some changes in the android linux kernel that are not a part of this integration, because they aren't properly written at this time. Sadly, they are also the power saving magic bits. They will be integrated as soon as they are more completely thought out and implemented. So yeah, debian will work on a generic phone, but it'll suck the life out of your battery.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Laurence on Tue 27th Dec 2011 20:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


There's a big difference between Linux and Linux-based offspring which has been tailored for specific usage.

Not when the topic is kernels, as this topic is.


That being the case, I'm not wrong.

If you say it's true then it must be...


Don't expect the same result whether you've installed Android or Debian for example.

Nobody is talking about user experience. This topic is about kernels, nothing more.

Edited 2011-12-27 20:09 UTC

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