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> they apparently want stability of drivers

Strangely, the only Android drivers, that can be trivially ported between Android version, are those "unstable" bits in Linux kernel.

Take any postmarket smartphone firmware — if something does not work after porting to new Android version, you can bet, that it is a proprietary userspace blob. Who develops HAL for those blobs? — Google. Who controls it's API? — Google.

What "stability of drivers" are we talking about here? Certainly not the kind, helpful to users.




> Strangely, the only Android drivers, that can be trivially ported between Android version, are those "unstable" bits in Linux kernel.

That's only because the Linux kernel is actively hostile to the idea of maintaining a stable driver interface. Windows 7 drivers from 10 years ago still work in Windows 10.




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