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Android Set to Return to the Linux Mainline. Will it Succeed?

Jan 03, 2012, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"At LinuxCon Boston 2010, there were some really heated debates about why Android devs didn't mesh as well as they could/should with their upstream pears. It has a lot to do with power management (Wakelocks). There also seemed to be some organizational challenges within the kernel community and Google for resolving their differences.

Now almost two years later, a new effort that seems to have the backing of the Linux Foundation is aiming to bring Android back to the mainline. The project is officially titled the 'Android Mainlining Project' and was announced at the end of 2011 by Tim Bird Architecture Group Chair, CE Workgroup of the Linux Foundation and Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Network Entertainment.

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