Linux Kernel Ups Graphics, Drops Android

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    First off, I want to apologize if this has been posted, but I looked around and didn't see anything:

    LinuxPlanet - Reports - Linux 2.6.33 Boosts Graphics, Dumps Android - The Linux Kernel Races Forward

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    Maybe this might have a little bit to do with no release of 2.1?
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    Nope. 2.1 still uses 2.6.29, which is/was still part of the tree.
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    Ah, thanks.
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    Think you're reading to much into this. The drivers they are speaking of are outdated anyway so it does no good for them to support/include them. Driver development is one of the few ways a Linux distro can 'brand' their distribution and since Google maintains their own kernel tree with their required drives this should not really effect much (except maybe some people that like to but a full Linux distro on their phone, seen a few people do this).
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    Also, it's not terribly uncommon for specialized stuff to be dropped from the tree for a while and then added again later.