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'''Android''' is a [[Linux]] derivative that was created by [[Google]] to power their [[botnet]] through people's cellphones.
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'''Android''' is a mobile operating system based on the [[Linux]] kernel developed by [[Google]]. It is the most popular mobile platform in the world with over 1 billion recorded activations.
  
Android is a Java Runtime environment on top of the Linux kernel. Android does not contain the GNU utilities and libraries used in [[GNU/Linux]] distributions, although users can add replacements for some of these features through third-party software. Because of this, Android is a Linux system, but not a GNU/Linux system.  
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Android is a Java virtual machine along with the Busybox userland and custom Bionic C library on top of the Linux kernel. Android does not contain the GNU utilities and libraries used in [[GNU/Linux]] distributions due to licensing, so that device manufacturers can keep their software non-free without running into GPL copyleft issues, although users can add replacements for some of these features through third-party software. Because of this, Android is referred to as a Linux system, but not a GNU/Linux system.  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[List of recommended Android software]]
 
* [[List of recommended Android software]]
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Android is a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel developed by Google. It is the most popular mobile platform in the world with over 1 billion recorded activations.

Android is a Java virtual machine along with the Busybox userland and custom Bionic C library on top of the Linux kernel. Android does not contain the GNU utilities and libraries used in GNU/Linux distributions due to licensing, so that device manufacturers can keep their software non-free without running into GPL copyleft issues, although users can add replacements for some of these features through third-party software. Because of this, Android is referred to as a Linux system, but not a GNU/Linux system.

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