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Android and the Linux kernel community (Android code removed from kernel)

Feb 03, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Kroah-Hartman)

"First off, let me say that I love the Android phone platform. Until last week, I used my developer G1, that I bought, every day. It worked wonderfully for me, and as a user, I was more than happy.

"I'm also very happy about Android from a technical perspective. It's amazing that Google has taken the Linux kernel, and nothing else from a "traditional" Linux system, and created a portable and robust phone platform. It's so different that you can drop in a "real" Linux system image on top of the Android system, and they both work just fine with no changes needed.

"Android also solves the problem that the phone manufacturers had been having for many years: a free version of Java and a unified application layer that programmers can write to that will work on all phone platforms that integrate it. Because of this, all of the existing "Linux Phone Consortium" groups are doomed and will probably close up silently very soon now, if they haven't already. What's wrong?

"So, what happened with the Android kernel code that caused it to be deleted?"

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