Originally Posted by fateswarm
Don't fool yourselves. It's practically a well polished linux. Binary compatible and all.
It's not for phone users but for tech-savy people there will be little difference.
Though it has a chance for linux to finally make it on the desktop.
I sadly think this is as close to Linux as most people would get because of all the bad PR in the past against Linux and how stupid/lazy/sheepish they are. As long as Google manages to keep OEMs and hardware makers doing something they never did in force for most of the Linux world...actually support the OS on their freaking hardware. Imagination and their PowerVR GPUs come to mind as a shinning example of how a company can ruin the sales of a product (the N2xxx Atoms) by being hostile to the one OS that could have saved the Atom. They don't seem to have that same problem with Android which is sad as all Android is is basically a JavaMachine stack ontop of the Linux kernel and I think the Gnu userland utils(?).
Android without a touch screen seems like a horrible idea but considering the idiocy of consumers I imagine it might survive.