GLLUG: July 2010 - Android Talk

This’ll be a short write up for a short talk. I went to the July 2010 GLLUG Android Talk where Sunny Aujla explained some of the history behind Android, Googles Linux operating system for mobile devices. He gave a brief overview of how the system differed from the main stream kernel, details of some of the interactions between the mainline kernel devs and the Google Android team and fielded a fair few questions about the tool chain and ideal uses.

Considering it was a LUG meet the number of the audience members who had an Android phone (including a couple of HTCs and a Dell Streak) wasn’t exactly surprising, but the popularity of the Nokia N900 was. It does seem to be a popular piece of kit for the sub-netbook ssh running niche.