I bought an Android PC from Amazon and found it booted Linux then booted Android. I mean literally booted Linux (penguins splash), then booted Android (Android splash). I contacted the vendor asking this particular question, and he stated:
The mini PC has the Linux bootup first as Android runs on top of Linux
I have tried googling and searching Super User for an answer, but have so far found nothing. I know Android uses the Linux kernel to some extent, but is that statement correct? Is this common for an android device?
If this is a false statement, should I be worried about 3rd party applications running on the Linux OS at boot?
Device Information: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, RK3188 Quad-core 1.6GHz CPU Cortex-A9 (28nm), 2G DDR3 RAM / 8G Flash