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What are kernels and bloatware and bootloader??

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Gurkanwal_chauhan, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Gurkanwal_chauhan

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    As asked in title......:rolleyes:o_O
     



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  2. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    That's three separate questions. First, the kernel....
    Any operating system is just a collection of programs working together. The kernel is the program responsible for coordinating the activities of all the other programs. Think of it as the manager of a store.

    Bloatware is preinstalled software that has little usefulness, typically as some kind "store" or ad. Mostly used to extort money, or maintain draconic control over the system.

    The bootloader is a tiny, primitive operating system, it's job is to check the hardware at startup and load up the main operating system.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The only thing I can add to that is that the definition of "bloatware" depends on the individual. For example, someone who uses a particular social networking/photo sharing/cloud storage app might consider it handy if it's included in the pre-installed software, but someone who doesn't use it will regard the same app as bloat.
     
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