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[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 27th Dec 2011 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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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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