Linux 3.3 kernel outed, Android code now included in it

Linux 3.3 kernel outed, Android code now included in it
After years of being parallel, but not one, Android code is now getting into the latest Linux 3.3 kernel finally bringing clarity about how the open-source Android project should be handled and giving developers an easier path to create cross-platform applications. The kernels of Android and Linux have always been similar, but with this programmers will be able to run apps on the stock Linux kernel.

The decision for unification comes in an effort to avoid fragmentation and further division in Android. This is up to developers, though. This also opens up the possibility of a wider programmers’ support and eventually cheaper Android devices.

Other improvements in the 3.3 Linux kernel include improvements to memory management, file systems, networking and security.


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless