Android-Friendly Linux Code Gets Big Boost From Mobile Companies

Google hackers modified the Linux kernel to build their dream mobile operating system, but the changes they made weren’t getting picked up by the folks who ran the Linux kernel project. But early last year, Google and the Linux community patched things up, and according to a new analysis of the Linux kernel, it shows.

Last year, contributions from mobile companies accounted for just 4.4 percent of the Linux kernel, according to the Linux Foundation’s annual survey of Linux contributions. Now, it’s more like 11 percent.