Talk:Android Kernel Versions

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Update needed

Hey shouldn't be this updated ? I would happily do this if I knew how - I asked at SO but no reply yet : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19413267/android-kernel-repositories-confusion

Android git kernel trees
:kernel/common	Common Android Kernel Tree
:kernel/exynos	
:kernel/goldfish	
:kernel/lk	
:kernel/msm	Kernel tree for Qualcomm chipsets
:kernel/omap	
:kernel/samsung	Kernel tree for Samsung systems on Android.
:kernel/tegra
Kernel versions known to run Android

That's horribly out of date - and would be worthwhile to add links

I came here for info so can't help much - some Linux boy/girl ?

Suggested edit for Android git kernel trees

As of July 2010, the android repository on kernel.org (the link is dead and left for reference) had the following kernel trees:
kernel/common.git 
This is the kernel tree that matches what is put into official Android products by Google or its partners
kernel/experimental.git 
some experimental stuff
kernel/linux-2.6.git 
mirror of Linus' kernel tree. This is a reference for the kernel tree used in Android
kernel/lk.git 
not a kernel tree, but a bootloader
kernel/msm.git 
kernel for MSM (Qualcomm chip used in many HTC products)
kernel/omap.git 
mirror of kernel tree maintained by texas instruments., supporting OMAP chips. usually based on kernel.org latest version, android products w OMAP chip can use this kernel port.
kernel/tegra.git 
nvidia kernel tree
As of now (November 2013) the android git repositories seem to have 7 trees :
kernel/common.git
kernel/exynos --> ???
kernel/goldfish --> ???
kernel/lk.git 
not a kernel tree, but a bootloader (citation ??)
kernel/msm.git 
kernel for MSM (Qualcomm chip used in many HTC products)
kernel/omap.git 
mirror of kernel tree maintained by texas instruments., supporting OMAP chips. usually based on kernel.org latest version, android products w OMAP chip can use this kernel port.
kernel/tegra.git 
nvidia kernel tree
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