Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are seeing work for mainline Linux kernel support

The Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro are the first smartphones powered by the company’s in-house Tensor SoC. They also shipped with Android 12 out-of-the-box, and if you take a look at the kernel sources, you can find Linux kernel 5.10 under the hood. If you’ve already bought either device for the sake of aftermarket development, then you’ll be happy to know that Google has recently started populating a mainline Linux kernel 5.15 branch for the Pixel 6 family. What’s more interesting is that XDA Recognized Developer Freak07 has already managed to compile and boot the mainline kernel release for the device duo.

The Google 6 Pro running the mainline Linux kernel 5.15

What’s so exciting about having mainline Linux kernel support for an Android device? In a nutshell, this is kind of similar to how Project Treble modularized Android by separating the OS framework from the vendor implementation, but with a lot bigger scope. With a successful inclusion in the mainline Linux kernel, the…

Written By: Skanda Hazarika

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-pixel-6-6-pro-mainline-linux-kernel-support/

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