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

“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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