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Google, Android and Linux Kernel
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:57:25 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-outlines-plans-for-mainline-linux-kernel-support-in-android/

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Google outlines plans for mainline Linux kernel support in Android
Google wants less forking, more modularization for Android's Linux kernel.
RON AMADEO - 11/20/2019, 12:00 AM

Google's eventual plan for Android, one kernel for every device, instead of the device-specific kernels that exist now. 

It makes for an interesting read .......   and something to bear in mind this decade ......

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It seems like Google is working hard to update and upstream the Linux kernel that sits at the heart of every Android phone. The company was a big participant in this year's Linux Plumbers Conference, a yearly meeting of the top Linux developers, and Google spent a lot of time talking about getting Android to work with a generic Linux kernel instead of the highly customized version it uses now. It even showed an Android phone running a mainline Linux kernel.



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Re: Google, Android and Linux Kernel
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 09:51:13 AM »
Google does a surprisingly good job with the kernel, at least in Chrome OS. Since my divorce I have mainly used my Acer 15 Chromebook because I am using H&R Block's WiFi. Signal strength just is not good enough to keep anything else updated unfortunately....

Spyware aside, the darn thing works with everything I can throw at it! It might be interesting to see what Google can come up with. If Google could create a kernel that works across multiple devices I think they are capable of maintaining it.

I really miss using my Linux machines....
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Re: Google, Android and Linux Kernel
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 10:03:50 AM »
Interesting read, Guess only time will tell how it all works out.  :o
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Re: Google, Android and Linux Kernel
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 03:27:07 PM »
I recently helped my brother with his new Walmart's RCA chrome-book, the type where you can take off the keyboard.

It wouldn't be for me.  It basically has the Android OS on a large mobile screen, with the option of a keyboard.

I would sooner get a netbook where I can decide what OS it has.  Android OS is is fine on my LG-G7, but not on a tablet.
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