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Linux kernel long term support extended to 6 years for Project Treble

Android uses the Long Term Support branch of the Linux kernel, which had 2 years of support. Now the LTS kernel will be supported for 6 years.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

Is Android really just Linux? (Video)

"Is Android Linux?" is one of those frustrating questions that seems like it should have a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, but doesn't.
by Jessica ThornsbyJuly 13, 2017

How to install a Linux desktop on your Android device

Get even more from your Android device by running a desktop OS! There are lots of options including Debian (no root) and full Ubuntu Linux (root).
by Adam SinickiMay 14, 201733

What is virtual memory? – Gary explains

Before virtual reality and virtual currency there was virtual memory. Windows has it, iOS has it and so does Android. What is it and how does it work?
by Gary SimsFebruary 13, 20175
 
 

Force stop and clear cache – Gary explains

If you have a problem with an app you might need to do a "Force Stop" and "Clear Cache." But why does that help? What is "Force stop" and what is a cache?
by Gary SimsFebruary 4, 20179

How easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi? – Gary explains

You should always exercise caution when connecting to open Wi-Fi hotspots. But here is the question, just how easy is it to capture data on public free Wi-Fi?
by Gary SimsNovember 14, 201618

Processes and threads – Gary explains

You are probably accustomed to the idea that your smartphone can run more than one app at a time. But the question is, how does Android manage to do it?
by Gary SimsApril 12, 201613

What is a kernel – Gary explains

Spend enough time around Android, or even PCs, and eventually you will come across the term, “the Linux kernel.” What is a kernel? What do we mean by the Linux kernel. Let’s find out!
by Gary SimsMarch 30, 201612

Linux bug renders vulnerable 66% of all Android devices (Update: Google responds)

"As of the date of disclosure, this vulnerability has implications for approximately tens of millions of Linux PCs and servers, and 66 percent of all Android devices."
by Derek ScottJanuary 21, 201611

Google insists Linux bug is not a major threat

Google announced that far fewer Android devices are affected by the Linux bug than has been reported.
by John DyeJanuary 21, 201610
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