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    Default Google Working On Android Based On Linux 3.8

    Phoronix: Google Working On Android Based On Linux 3.8

    Google recently opened up a public code repository that contains their experimental work to re-base Android off the recently released Linux 3.8 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMzc

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    Nice

    Because now Nexus 7 with latest Android 4.2.2 still use old 3.1.10 kernel built on November 29, 2012.

    I hope they already rebase it on more modern Java, because they still use Java 6 which is boring.
    Java 7 is much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Nice

    Because now Nexus 7 with latest Android 4.2.2 still use old 3.1.10 kernel built on November 29, 2012.

    I hope they already rebase it on more modern Java, because they still use Java 6 which is boring.
    Java 7 is much nicer.
    The fact that its 3.1 isn't really related to whether Androids kernel changes are mainlined. Those changes are easy enough to port to any modern kernel version. The real problem is NVIDIA and other ARM makers usually develop against one kernel version and don't update for a year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Nice

    Because now Nexus 7 with latest Android 4.2.2 still use old 3.1.10 kernel built on November 29, 2012.

    I hope they already rebase it on more modern Java, because they still use Java 6 which is boring.
    Java 7 is much nicer.
    lol. you are always dissin' java 6.

    i actually found all the new things they've been roping into java has made it a lot more convoluted and uglier. it's like they want to turn it into something unintuitive like PHP or C++.

    jmo of course.

    edit: before you know it they'll be adding "unsigned ints"

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    lol. you are always dissin' java 6.

    i actually found all the new things they've been roping into java has made it a lot more convoluted and uglier. it's like they want to turn it into something unintuitive like PHP or C++.

    jmo of course.

    edit: before you know it they'll be adding "unsigned ints"
    I wouldnt call that a bad thing, when you consider it probably adds more power while getting rid of the amateur devs who release crappy apps.

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    fast tracking 3.8 this could mean only one thing....android wants f2fs!

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    sound pretty unlikely they would ship it in Android 5.0, with only 3 months to go before Google I/O, no?

    I think it may be for Android 6.0, and probably because 3.7 and later 3.8 contained 64 bit ARMv8 support, and also the F2FS file systems like others have said.

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    there are lots of mistakes in this article.
    Jelly bean uses the following kernels
    3.0 kernel for Galaxy Nexus
    3.1 kernel for Nexus 7
    3.4 Kernel for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    fast tracking 3.8 this could mean only one thing....android wants f2fs!
    Yeah I'm kind of thinking the unified arm work, and f2fs

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    lol. you are always dissin' java 6.

    i actually found all the new things they've been roping into java has made it a lot more convoluted and uglier. it's like they want to turn it into something unintuitive like PHP or C++.

    jmo of course.

    edit: before you know it they'll be adding "unsigned ints"
    C++, particularly when combined with Qt is far more intuitive than the utter braindamage that is Java

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