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Here, this should might be what you're looking for.

http://ricston.com/blog/explaining-b...onsystem-apps/

Hope it helps.

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Very helpful, thank you! Just what I was looking for.

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System apps get stored in /system partition. User apps in /data partition. System partition is read only so system Apks cannot be uninstalled except by mounting rw. Finally updates for system apps land in /data.

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I appreciate that, so it seems to me system apps get no more functions or advantages over user apps. Am I correct?

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Android apps will get no more permissions then what is coded in the app by the dev and accepted by user at time of installation. There is no difference in permissions for user and system apps. System apps come installed so you don't have any choice.
Note that these permissions pertain to android specific permissions like internet connectivity etc. Unix su permissions are different and both user and system apps can request superuser privileges.

So the bottom line is no difference in functionality. Only one diff system apps will survive factory reset.
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Android apps will get no more permissions then what is coded in the app by the dev and accepted by user at time of installation. There is no difference in permissions for user and system apps. System apps come installed so you don't have any choice.
Note that these permissions pertain to android specific permissions like internet connectivity etc. Unix su permissions are different and both user and system apps can request superuser privileges.

So the bottom line is no difference in functionality. Only one diff system apps will survive factory reset.
I appreciate your response, a wealth of knowledge. Thank you very much!

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