I recently learnt about this effort to port over Android to the MIPS platform at the this website and decided to investigate what it was about.
Before I could check out any source code, I had to install Curl and Git. For Git install see my previous post. Curl can be installed as follows:
sudo apt-get install curl
Next, install repo, which is a google tool (read the google blog post for details:
curl http://android.git.kernel.org/repo >/home/am/repo
Once repo is set up, run repo sync to check out the generic Android for MIPS source