Hot Take Is Android really just Linux? (by AndroidAuthority)

Do you think Android is Linux?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • No

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Unsure

    Votes: 4 44.4%

  • Total voters
    9

Ink

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Let’s circle back to our original question: Is Android a Linux distribution? Ultimately (and frustratingly) it all hinges on how you define a Linux distro.

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CyberDevil

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Apr 4, 2021
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There is the concept of Linux, there is the concept of GNU/Linux. Linux is usually more commonly understood as the second than the first. Therefore, Android is not Linux. Android is a Java machine running on the Linux kernel, to put it simply. imho :)
 

Jonny Quest

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Mar 2, 2023
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There is the concept of Linux, there is the concept of GNU/Linux. Linux is usually more commonly understood as the second than the first. Therefore, Android is not Linux. Android is a Java machine running on the Linux kernel, to put it simply. imho :)
Yep, he mentioned that, GNU/Linux in the video. This was just a simple chart he showed at 6:36.

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