[plug] linux on an android tablets - questions please

Harry McNally harrymc at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Tue May 29 09:53:08 WST 2012

Hi Simon and Daniel

This article by Steven Vaughan-Nichols explains the merge back into mainline,
the driver patches, and the Dalvik "desktop" framework.


All the best

On 28/05/12 22:49, Simon Wise wrote:

> Android kernel is a fork of Linux, but generally the rest of Android
> isn't the usual GNU stuff or anything much compatible ... it may be
> Linux but it isn't even close to a GNU/Linux operating system. People
> have certainly put GNU/Linux onto tablets with varying degrees of
> success. I guess hardware drivers would be a big issue. Perhaps
> encouraging or being amenable to proprietary drivers was part of the
> issue between Google and the Linux kernel people which led to the
> fork??? I don't know.
> Simon

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