[$] Running Android on a mainline graphics stack

By corbet The Android system may be based on the Linux kernel, but its developers
have famously gone their own way for many other parts of the system. That
includes the graphics subsystem, which avoids user-space components like X
or Wayland and has special (often binary-only) kernel drivers as well. But
that picture may be about to change. As Robert Foss described in his Open
Source Summit North America presentation, running Android on the mainline
graphics subsystem is becoming possible and brings a number of potential
benefits.

From: LWN

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