What is a kernel?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by RandyRKelly, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Ok im still new to the Android world. Im a old timber berry hacker and has recently came to the Android world. So since I thinker with roms slit I have been wanting to know the definition and uses of a kernel. So can anyone help me out on this thanks.

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  2. tfm217

    tfm217 Active Member
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    A kernel is basically the bridge between applications and the data processing at the hardware level. It serves as a level of abstraction for communication.
     
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  3. Oh finally I get some help. Thanks helps me understand a little.

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  4. jenehong

    jenehong New Member
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    additional question:

    what are benefits of downloading a new kernel?
     

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