Android and Linux are growing back together
Apr 26, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Google's Android, the increasingly important embedded
Linux, has had one major problem. It had been moving slowly away
from the Linux mainstream. Now, after the recent Linux Foundation
Collaboration Conference, Android and Linux are coming back
"Not only is Google going to be hiring two new Android
developers to work closer with the Linux kernel development team,
they're also working on re-merging its driver code with Linux.
Indeed, the first series of driver patches that will bring Android
and Linux back into alignment have already arrived.
"The drift between Android and Linux first came to light as Ryan
Paul noted last year when he wrote that "Google engineer Patrick
Brady stated unambiguously that Android is not Linux." Indeed,
Brady had said that, but that was an over-statement."