Android based on the top of the Linux kernel 2.6. The features of the Linux 2.6
✓ Security model: The Linux kernel handles security between the application and the system.
✓ Memory management:The kernel handles memory management, leaving you free to develop your app.
✓ Process management:The Linux kernel manages processes well, allocating resources to processes as they need them.
✓ Network stack:The Linux kernel also handles network communication.
✓ Driver model:The goal of Linux is to ensure that the application works.
Hardware manufacturers can build their drivers into the Linux build