If your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, it’s undeniable the usefulness of having a custom kernel on your device. With no release of Linux Kernel version 3.4 from Samsung as of yet, it’s great to see developers on XDA all contributing to make this possible for a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001.
The mastermind behind this creation is XDA Senior Member educk, who rebased support for the i9001 on the 3.4 kernel baseline, ahead of a release from Samsung. The kernel is still in the alpha stage of development with improvements and features such as:
New x32 ABI support, this shall somehow maximize CPU perfomance
Swap-in readahead skips over holes
Crypto – sha224 and sha384 routines
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface S4 sleep state – this would result in ability of guest VMs to hibernate on Xen
Lots of open source graphic DRM changes
Intel Sandy Bridge performance improvements (only on PC’s)
Improved Power Management
New Power Management Phases
Governors taken from PhenomKernel
I/O Schedulers from PhenomKernel
370MB User RAM
Standard functions of the i9001 such as the camera, Wi-Fi, 3G and calls are reported to still be working with no bugs and faults as of now.
Accepting contributions from the development community, educk has done and is doing a remarkable job with this project for the Android community. Make sure to head over to the original thread for more details and discussions.