If Android is Linux, OS/X has to be BSD. Unfortunately, for the Linux fecktards, that is not the case. It's just a generic little multi-tasking kernel that's free to use that Google just picked up for use beneath its Android. If BSD were used in place of Linux in Android, Android would still look exactly the same to its developers.
Unlike the BSD developers that don't need Apple's success to pad their resumes, the Linux beggar boys see no harm in stealing credit for Android. Code, ideas, credit - everything is fair game for the open sores fecktards. Google is not in the glory business - all they care about is their little spyware that they can use to sneak in some ads before your eyeballs. This is why Google doesn't object to the Loons' thievery.
Project started Feb 17, 2000. MSFT free! From crashing MSFT to Stable Mandrake Linux. No, we will never knock down MSFT.... Oops!
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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, that uses the Linux kernel as an insignificant and commodity piece. Linux kernel plays the role of a generic multi-tasking OS kernel well underneath Android.
When you write for Android, you write to the well-defined APIs of Android. You don't write to the clusterfeck Linux's interfaces. Google not only defines Android's APIs, it's responsible for keeping them stable. Many companies develop for Android but will *never* touch Linux. (Did I mention Linux is a clusterfeck? *snicker*)
The shameless Linux Loons try to piggyback on Google's relative success by terminology such as "Linux-based". But what's so great about being a worthless commodity piece in a larger project? BSD is a commodity piece under OS/X too. The fact that the Linux loontards copied Google's changes back into their kernel has no bearing on the status of Linux kernel in Android - it continues to be a worthless generic piece well underneath.
As they say in India, there's nothing more desperate than a Linux loontard thief! LOL!
Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel that is currently developed by Google. With a user interface based on direct manipulation, Android is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, with specialized user interfaces for televisions (Android TV), cars (Android Auto), and wrist watches (Android Wear). The OS uses touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping, pinching, and reverse pinching to manipulate on-screen objects, and a virtual keyboard. Despite being primarily designed for touchscreen input, it also has been used in game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.
As of 2011, Android has the largest installed base of any mobile OS and as of 2013, its devices also sell more than Windows, iOS, and Mac OS devices combined. As of July 2013 the Google Play store has had over 1 million Android apps published, and over 50 billion apps downloaded. A developer survey conducted in April–May 2013 found that 71% of mobile developers develop for Android. At Google I/O 2014, the company revealed that there were over 1 billion active monthly Android users (that have been active for 30 days), up from 538 million in June 2013.
Android's source code is released by Google under open source licenses, although most Android devices ultimately ship with a combination of open source and proprietary software. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance—a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
Android is popular with technology companies which require a ready-made, low-cost and customizable operating system for high-tech devices. Android's open nature has encouraged a large community of developers and enthusiasts to use the open-source code as a foundation for community-driven projects, which add new features for advanced users or bring Android to devices which were officially released running other operating systems. The operating system's success has made it a target for patent litigation as part of the so-called "smartphone wars" between technology companies.
Patrick Brady is Google's Director of Android Development. He quelled Linux Loons' nonsensical claims and confirmed emphatically that Android is not Linux.
Linux kernel is nothing but a commodity and insignificant piece under Android. Loons' copying of Google's Linux kernel changes doesn't change the fact that Linux kernel has little to do with Android.
DisposableTard is a liar. Android is not Linux. Not even close. God, what a joke the Linux thieves are!!
Brady is absolutely correct. Android is not Linux. Not by a long shot. The analogy with OS/X - BSD situation is perfectly applicable. Loons' copying kernel changes back makes little difference. Linux kernel is still an insignificant piece of Android. You don't find BSD folks bragging about their kernel being used in OS/X - a multi-tasking OS kernel is nothing to write home about in this day and age.
Linux loontards are thieves and liars. Unfortunately for the little feckers, no amount of lying helps their cause. Android continues to be Google's work and Google's accomplishment (such as it is).
DisposableTard seems to be blocked by Yahoo yet again.
The subject of Indians and weiners seems to have excited the goon so much that he must have started unleashing obscenities in his posts. Yahoo must have decided to block the fecker.
We urge the Utah Indian to pay disposableTard a visit, and use his weiner to teach the disposableTard some manners. ROFL!
Looks like the little fecker's ID was put on hold for a period of time. Now he is out of the jail house again.
When people write for Android, they write to Android's APIs, which consist entirely of Google's design and work. The fact that a commodity piece well underneath Android is the (modified) Linux kernel means nothing to anybody except the Linux fecktards.
Google realized the Linux loontards' dastardly attempts to steal credit, and promptly clarified that Android is not Linux. The engineer that came out against the Loontards is Director of Android Development at Google.
God, what a joke the Linux fecktards became!
Do the Loon lies suddenly turn Linux kernel into anything other than an insignificant part of Android? Nope!
Does the Loons' copying of Google's code back into their own kernel change anything? Nope. It's still the same old kernel & same old commodity shet that nobody other than the Loons cares about.
Does this code copying suddenly make the Linux "distros" any more successful on the desktop? Not a chance! They will continue to suck the big one. *snicker*
Is Linux anymore "in mobile" after the Loons' code-copying? Nope.
Is the disposableTard an uneducated little peasant? Why yes! *snicker*
"Do the Loon lies suddenly turn Linux kernel into anything other than an insignificant part of Android?"
No they don't. The Google engineers are already on record that Android is most definitely not Linux. The illiterate little Linux fecktard SJVN may claim the Google engineers are wrong, but that doesn't make it so. *snicker*
Torvalds is like, "let me make this generic commodity little shet of a multi-tasking OS kernel, and wait for somebody to use it as a trivial, insignificant little piece in a successful project." LOL!
God, what a joke the Linux Loons are!
"Is Linux anymore "in mobile" after the Loons' code-copying? Nope. "
Don't say that! How can you be so cruel? Torvalds & Co watched as Google engineers dissed Linux, openly laughed at it, and declared Android is definitely not Linux. This is the Loons' one chance to make Linux 'legit' by copying Google's code back in.
Code-copying is pretty much the only thing the bums can do. Design? Nope. Planning? Nope. Testing? May be a little bit. Patching? Heck yes! LOL!
"Does the Loons' copying of Google's code back into their own kernel change anything?"
This is a desperate move, even for Linux fecktards. I think Torvalds is looking to salvage something out of Linux - God knows he spent enough years on that shet.