International Journal of Electrical & Computer Sciences
Any IT professional knows that Android, Smartphone operating system, was derived from Linux, there are arguments for each side, naturally. The biggest for Android being Linux is, of course, the fact that the kernel for the Linux operating system and the Android operating system are very nearly one and the same. Not completely the same, but Android's kernel is directly derived from Linux. Where things get ambiguous, though, is above the kernel layer. Take one look at the application and interfaces layers and the user will see clear differences between the two operating systems, so, this paper will try to remove the ambiguous about the main differences between the pre-specified systems.