After removing Google’s Android driver code from the Linux kernel, Novell
Fellow and Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has argued that the mobile OS is
incompatible with the project’s main tree.
Kroah-Hartman deleted the Android drivers on December 11 — Android code is no
more as of version 2.6.33 of the kernel release — and yesterday, with a post to
his personal blog, he explained the move in detail.
"No one cared about the code, so it was removed," writes Kroah-Hartman. "As
I’ve stated before, code in the staging tree needs to be worked on to be merged
to the main kernel tree, or it will be deleted."