What actually is a kernel?

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The Linux kernel, which Android runs on, is essentially the "core" of the operating system. It interfaces with the device hardware and provides a software platform for applications to run on.
Here's something that should help put things in perspective:

que-es-el-kernel-sistema-operativo-android-windows-mac-linux.jpg


"Devices" in this context means camera, display, digitizer (touchscreen), I/O's such as WiFi and Bluetooth, etc.

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In the world of Android term kernel refers to a modified Linux kernel. The kernel represents the lowest layer of the operating system in that it is responsible for controlling the hardware. Processor clock, memory accesses and other accesses to the hardware are executed by the kernel,

In other words the kernel generally serves as an interface between the hardware and the rest of the operating system with the program control, the Android runtime ("ART" or formerly "Dalvik"). Since the kernel is, among other things, responsible for the timing of hardware accesses, you can achieve significant improvements in terms of performance and battery life by changing the kernel.
 
In the world of Android term kernel refers to a modified Linux kernel. The kernel represents the lowest layer of the operating system in that it is responsible for controlling the hardware. Processor clock, memory accesses and other accesses to the hardware are executed by the kernel,

In other words the kernel generally serves as an interface between the hardware and the rest of the operating system with the program control, the Android runtime ("ART" or formerly "Dalvik"). Since the kernel is, among other things, responsible for the timing of hardware accesses, you can achieve significant improvements in terms of performance and battery life by changing the kernel.
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I assume you aren't talking about this

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The Linux kernel, which Android runs on, is essentially the "core" of the operating system. It interfaces with the device hardware and provides a software platform for applications to run on.
Here's something that should help put things in perspective:

que-es-el-kernel-sistema-operativo-android-windows-mac-linux.jpg


"Devices" in this context means camera, display, digitizer (touchscreen), I/O's such as WiFi and Bluetooth, etc.
 
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    In the world of Android term kernel refers to a modified Linux kernel. The kernel represents the lowest layer of the operating system in that it is responsible for controlling the hardware. Processor clock, memory accesses and other accesses to the hardware are executed by the kernel,

    In other words the kernel generally serves as an interface between the hardware and the rest of the operating system with the program control, the Android runtime ("ART" or formerly "Dalvik"). Since the kernel is, among other things, responsible for the timing of hardware accesses, you can achieve significant improvements in terms of performance and battery life by changing the kernel.
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    I assume you aren't talking about this

    images


    The Linux kernel, which Android runs on, is essentially the "core" of the operating system. It interfaces with the device hardware and provides a software platform for applications to run on.
    Here's something that should help put things in perspective:

    que-es-el-kernel-sistema-operativo-android-windows-mac-linux.jpg


    "Devices" in this context means camera, display, digitizer (touchscreen), I/O's such as WiFi and Bluetooth, etc.