What Linux Kernel is Android running on?

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What Linux Kernel is Android running on?

Postby ollo » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:51 am


i just wanted to ask, which Linux Kernel is running 'below' all that.

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Postby plusminus » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:17 pm

Hi there,

There is a Linux 2.6 Kernel running on the very base of the android platform.
You can find information right > :idea: here :idea: < in this board.

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Postby madmax » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:52 pm

Hi everyone,

you have to know that you can install and run Android on every handy which is able to run a linux 2.6 kernel. That's what the developers tell us in the vidz!
If there is a mobile out there which is able to do this, i wanna do a test, no matter what that phone costs ;)

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Postby lemonhead » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:19 pm

Hi folks!

First of all I like the android approach from Google very much Im looking forward to work with the software.

you should checkout the OpenMoko. This also sounds like a very nice Project to me. Unfortunately for my kind of taste the screen of this phone is rather small and im not sure if its availabe for buying yet.

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Postby Marek » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:29 pm

In the meantime, you can always use the Android emulator, it works rather well.
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Postby gerben » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:28 pm

On linuxdevices.com there is a simple File Explorer example for Android:


I modified it slightly, to be able to read text files. /proc/version on the emulator shows:

Linux version 2.6.23-gcc3bc3b4 (arve@arvelnx.corp.google.com) (gcc version 4.2.1) #3 Tue Oct 30 16:28:18 PDT 2007
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