Up until recently, Linux and Android have been two
separate open source projects with two separate identities. But now
with the release of the new version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, the
two projects have begun an assimilation into a single entity.
What does this mean for Android and Linux on the desktop?
Android started out life as a fork that Google branched off from
the original Linux project. But now, after months of effort, the
two tines of the fork are once again ready to be unified.