You are a tad misguided here...
While it is true that Android uses a 'forked' version of the Linux kernel, it is very different from any Linux Distro in that it's main OS is very much Java (well, a slimmed version of Java). Android also has various different APIs and frameworks that aren't used in the standard Linux kernel, uses things like Bionic, etc. Though it was speculated that Linux and Android kernels would one day merge, the fact is that they may never do so. Android is very much it's own OS that can't be bundled together as being "Linux" just yet.
Android utilized many different performance techniques and there are lots of differences that can greatly affect performance vs Linux
So stating that Android performance = Linux performance is very, VERY far from the truth, not to mention speculative.
Originally Posted by droidhacker