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.


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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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