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Open source is a key ingredient of Android. Android as found on a client device is closely related to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The collection of git repositories that make up AOSP include many familiar open source projects like the Linux kernel, bluez, alsa, icu and so on. These provide key pieces of technology to Android, without which your phone wouldn’t be very useful. Linaro works together with Google and other industry leaders to improve and help maintain the Android ecosystem. This involves reducing technical debt by upstreaming open source software that Android depends on. It also involves adding functionality (such as OPTEE, AI/ML), or optimization activities where changes to frameworks can improve performance, reduce the memory footprint and more.

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Advancing the Android Ecosystem on Arm

In order to deliver the best end user experience, devices need to be kept up to date with the latest software and integrate well with third party packages. In other words, there needs to be a healthy ecosystem supporting these devices. Linaro works with member companies to achieve the optimal user experience by helping upstream new features, reduce technical debt and detect regressions.

Linaro Projects enabling the optimal user experience for Android on Arm

How to participate

There are multiple ways to engage with Linaro.