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Linux 3.3 eats Android

Mar 19, 2012, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Davies)

"The decision is being dressed as an attempt to avoid significant Android forking, though Google?s Android developers themselves have continued to tweak the smartphone and tablet OS in the meantime. That means there?s the possibility of new, contrary functionality again separating the two strands in the future.

"Nonetheless, the upshot is the possibility of cheaper Android devices with a broader potential developer audience to release apps. Other changes to Linux 3.3 include support for faster RAID drive array recovery, with reduced restriping times to populate a new HDD, increased ethernet bonding support, and changes in security."

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