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Are Android and Linux the same thing?

Jul 05, 2011, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Is Android Linux?

"There are arguments for each side, naturally. The biggest for Android being Linux is, of course, the fact that the kernel for the Linux operating system and the Android operating system are very nearly one and the same. Not completely the same, mind you, but Android's kernel is directly derived from Linux.

"Where things get ambiguous, though, is above the kernel layer. "

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