Greg Kroah-Hartman has wasted no time in his new position at the Linux Foundation, revealing the integration of the Android kernel in upcoming kernel version 3.3, as well as announcing the latest stable release of 3.2.4.
Kernel 3.2.4 became available for download on Friday via kernel.org, Greg explained in the accompanying announcement email that the new version fixes a specific build failure from 3.2.3.
Regarding future updates, Greg mentioned in an interview last week with Muktware that the Android kernel will be included in the release of 3.3:
“The 3.3 kernel release will let you boot an Android userspace with no modifications, but not very good power management. The 3.4 kernel release will hopefully have the power management hooks that Android needs in it, along with a few other minor missing infrastructure pieces that didn’t make it into the 3.3 kernel release.”
The inclusion of the Android kernel should eventually allow for a superior working environment for developers, especially when the first x86 based Android devices start being released to the general public.