7 The Systems Team


The systems team is responsible for the lowest layers of the software stack. You can think of their work as connecting the phone hardware (the Sooner, Dream/G1, Droid, and every other device that the team worked on) to the rest of the software running on each device.

At the bottom layer of everything running on Android (or any operating system) is the kernel. The kernel is a combination of the interface between the actual hardware and the rest of the system, plus everything that an OS has to do to make everything run (like boot up the system, create processes,1 manage memory, and handle communication between processes). ...

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