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]: great news
by TemporalBeing on Tue 27th Dec 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: great news"
TemporalBeing
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2007-08-22

Very slightly. Overall Linux ecosystem has no use for Android drivers, especially for architectural components which are "Android only" (like GPU drivers).


However, some things (like camera, modem, etc.) may really help the Linux ecosystem, and expand out support as well.

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RE[3]: great news
by shmerl on Wed 28th Dec 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE[2]: great news"
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2010-06-08

May be, but GPU is one of the most critical obstacles for porting, and Android's GPU drivers incompatibility with anything else renders the whole effort pretty meaningless.

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