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Android is a smartphone layer built on the top of the linux operating system. Current hacks allows breaking into linux itself and installing full linux (e.g. debian) distro beside of Android. Yes, you have a fully working phone as previously, a linux distro is an additional feature you can run in the same time.

Google G1 smartphone

This is the first working Android phone.

Navit porting

Navit package built on 03/03/09 is available here

You have to configure gpsd daemon before you start navit:

dpkg-reconfigure gpsd

and provide device /dev/smd27 and enable default start of gpsd daemon.

Do not bother to contact me if you have any useful ideas in connection with navit on Android. --SergiuszPawlowicz 17:20, 16 April 2009 (CEST)

Questions from users

Q: Isn't more easy to port navit on android and not on debian?. --Hire I would agree, in an ideal world, but this is a good start. I'd be more than happy to remove AndNav2 and install an open-source app. Well done SergiuszPawlowicz. --Chris debian 19:56, 27 April 2009 (CEST)

A: If it is easier for you, please provide me a link to your version :-) --SergiuszPawlowicz 17:20, 16 April 2009 (CEST)

Android Port

An android port is in the works, it will use jni to use most of the navit code base and some java glue code to access the android functionality in a supported way, so when it is done no more need to root or reinstall your phone.