Android 10 is here! With this release, we focused on making your everyday life easier with features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies like Foldables and 5G. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data. This builds on top of our ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading security and privacy protections on Android. We also built new tools that empower people of all abilities, and help you find the right balance with technology.
Coming to only very few devices probably not near you.
As I understand it the gap between normal Linux kernel source from kernel.org and Android has become very small compared to in the past. A far cry from years ago: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/12/19/508
later on: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA2ODA
And more and more device manufacturers now also use normal kernel.org LTS/stable releases to base their kernel on for their Android phones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDrRvrh16ws (sorry, no timestamp in the URL, I don’t have the ability to listen to it right now)
Isn’t it strange how we went from:
To having Microsoft themselves contribute patches for it to the Linux kernel: