Apparently, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, apparently caved in and bought a Nexus One last week, as he stated in his blog.

He initially bought a G1 (aside from other phones in the past), a Motorola phone running Linux, but admitted not using it because as he states “I generally hate phones – they are irritating and disturb you as you work or read or whatever – and a cellphone to me is just an opportunity to be irritated wherever you are. Which is not a good thing.”

After he heard that the Nexus One had pinch-and-zoom, he decided to take the leap and bought one and found it to be a gadget device (actually found it useful), with a secondary purpose of being a phone. In short, he loved it.

Some commenters asked him about the current status of the android kernel fiasco not being merged into the mainline kernel, in which he replied that the merge would most likely be a few years away. He cited the case of the SGI extreme scalability code as an example.

Here’s to seeing more linux developments on the mobile space!

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