(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Popular open source OS Linux has finally been made available with Android coding. The compatibility comes with Linux kernel version 3.3, unveiled through kernel.org on Sunday.
While Android itself is already Linux-based, its direct integration means that programming could be simplified for app creators, according to a CNET report.
The first sign of Linux integration with Android initially came when Linux developer Tim Bird of Sony Network Entertainment discussed the prospect in December. At the time in a newsletter, Bird stated, “I would like to announce the beginning of a project to make a concerted effort to mainline patches and features from Android into the mainline Linux kernel.”
Android, which is owned and maintained by tech giant Google has proven highly popular in the mobile phone industry, rivaling the marketing power of Apple’s iOS devices. The first Linux kernel launched twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Linux-operated servers have proven immensely popular in the data center industry.