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newbie2
December 26th, 2011, 04:32 AM
The Pentagon has approved a version of Android running on Dell hardware to be used by DoD officials
http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/160124/index.html

Tim Bird in collaboration with many Linaro and individual developers, including Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, announced the beginning of the Android Mainlining Project, to include Android's patches and features into the mainline Linux kernel.
http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/160120/index.html
:mrgreen:

neu5eeCh
December 26th, 2011, 07:10 PM
As for Android patches in the Linux Kernel, I wonder if that means that Netflix has a better chance of making it to Linux, or whether the continued and deliberate (IMHO) embargo of Linux (by MS and Hollywood - still miffed about the whole CSS fiasco) will continue.

Copper Bezel
December 27th, 2011, 01:12 AM
The kernel's not the issue re: Netflix. Chromebooks run Netflix and use a vanilla kernel.

The news - both parts - is awesome, though! = )

Lucradia
December 27th, 2011, 01:55 AM
This is great news. Perhaps now Lexmark will finally start getting to work via Linux.

wolfen69
December 27th, 2011, 07:05 AM
This is great news. Perhaps now Lexmark will finally start getting to work via Linux.

I'm not sure Lexmark has anything to do with Android, but Lexmark printers are now linux compatible. Lexmark's Linux Secret (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=lexmark_linux&num=1)

But anyway, it's great to hear android drivers will become part of the kernel. That means any android capable device will be able to run a regular linux desktop and have touch support.
:guitar: :guitar:

Lucradia
December 27th, 2011, 11:57 AM
That means any android capable device will be able to run a regular linux desktop and have touch support.
:guitar: :guitar:

Weren't they able to before?

Linux already has touch and multi-touch support, and ARM Support.