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Does Android have driver issues??

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by baillou2, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. baillou2

    baillou2 Well-Known Member
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    It occurred to me that since Android is fundamentally Linux at heart (kernel) this might be why so many phones have trouble with hardware and the latest OS etc....

    I might be wrong, but under the GPL licence sourcecode MUST be made available right? So does this mean that hardware manufacturers are instead opting to not release the code so as to protect the secret sauce of their hardware? Meaning that the developers have to write generic drivers in the long tradition of living la vida linux....

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    I think it has more to do with Moto locking down the Kernel than the hardware manufactures hiding code. I do not know about how the other phone manufacturers handle their kernel's.
     

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