From the user's perspective when switching on the phone, I see two boot animations in my LG P500 running CM10. The first animation is from LG and the second animation is from CM10. Then it settles in with a locked screen ready for my input.
What happens behind the scene (screen) during a boot process when an Android device is switched on? It will be helpful if the answers can help a non geek to understand various process and jargon (like, fastboot, bootloader, recovery, if applicable, etc.) regarding boot sequence.