Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.

Sure.

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somebody
Member since:
2005-07-07

you are making one grand mistake here.

you can make 100% android compatible distro from tizen, you can't make half assed linux distro out of android.

maybe i'm wrong here, but...
- binder is in kernel, no need to extra work
- you could make surface flinger as wayland compositor
- slapping dalvik on it should not be a problem either since it was already done few times now
- multi seat support already allows you to do different sessions at the same time
- adjust session loading as part of systemd

and yeah, one of posts before me said it really awesome with android not being liked, but rather tolerated.

you would get exact same android, just without crippling other ecosystem

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The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

I feel like I "tolerate" Windows more than i like it nowadays. Back in the 90's, it felt rad and hip, but nowadays it feels old, dated and clunky. I'm not saying it is, but the UI feel comes off that way. It just seems like if you peeled of the Luna/Aero/Windows8ExperienceMetroThemeThing, Windows would still look and feel identical to Windows 95.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

You don't need surface flinger to run Android applications. Sailfish ships Alien Dalvik which works with Wayland. As you said, one can enable Android runtime in a normal distro, but to turn Android into normal glibc Linux would be hard. Android is crippled by design.

Tolerating Android now is necessary only because of the drivers lock-in. But there are normal Linux mobile distros around.

Edited 2014-04-17 18:25 UTC

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

You don't need surface flinger to run Android applications. Sailfish ships Alien Dalvik which works with Wayland. As you said, one can enable Android runtime in a normal distro, but to turn Android into normal glibc Linux would be hard. Android is crippled by design.

Tolerating Android now is necessary only because of the drivers lock-in. But there are normal Linux mobile distros around.


i might've misunderstood then. thanks on correction. i thought alien dalvik runs sandbox version of the steps i mentioned. that's where i thought native compositor is a must

and i think toleration is more or less since wayland&other last tech pieces are almost there, but not yet 100%. not to mention, wayland is defacto must have for linux on mobile

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