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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by jflint, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. jflint

    jflint Member
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    How can Google own Android? Isn't it based on Linux, which is supposed to be free and open source?
     


  2. Slug

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    The kernel is Linux -based, but the OS itself isn't. Wikipedia has a fairly digestible and accurate description here.
     
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  3. scary alien

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