Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default "Android System" Vs. "Android OS"

    How are they different and what do they do. I generally find that "Android System" is the bigger battery hog. Today, for instance my phone was mostly idle all day and Android system used 42% while Android OS only used 13%.

    Can anyone shed any further light on this?

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
    Sent from Verizon Galaxy S5 (usually) in NYC
  2. #2  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,550 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,744 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: "Android System" Vs. "Android OS"

    They are different processes used by the OS. I'm not entirely sure what the differences are, but from what I can tell Android OS has more to do with the system's kernel than anything else. Android system on the other hand seems to be processes like GPS, settings, dev tools, themes, etc. According to the services report on GSam battery monitor at least...For me it's about even most of the time.

    Do you have location settings/GPS on? That might be why the system is using a lot more battery than the OS.
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: "Android System" Vs. "Android OS"

    No, GPS is not being used and location services are set to power saving. We'll see how it goes today when I'll be using the phone more.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
    Sent from Verizon Galaxy S5 (usually) in NYC

Similar Threads

  1. Install Android Update 'Manually'
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 09:18 PM
  2. BLu android black screen
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 09:07 PM
  3. 1-to-4! Lite FREE Android Game on google play
    By Daniel Bogado in forum Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 07:06 PM
  4. HTC One X "sd card blank or has unsupported file system"?
    By SpagsNumberOne in forum HTC One X
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 06:28 PM
  5. Incipio dual pro vs otterbox commuter
    By johnnyshinta in forum HTC One (M8) Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 04:56 PM

Posting Permissions