When I open my Battery Usage, there are two components enlisted as Android OS and Android System. What is the difference between these two?

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"I got a rather meaningful suggestion on another forum that "Android OS" is actually the low-level kernel, while "Android System" is actually the higher-level OS service layer"

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10922010&postcount=3

  • This seems to make sense. Maybe it's right. Aug 17, 2011 at 18:21

I don't know what the difference is between them, however, if you're asking the question because 'Android OS' is using a large percentage of your battery life then you may have the 'Android OS drains battery' bug.

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