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6. Android User Interface > Threading in Android

Threading in Android

A thread is a sequence of instructions executed in order. Although each CPU can process only one instruction at a time, most operating systems are capable of handling multiple threads on multiple CPUs, or interleaving them on a single CPU. Different threads need different priorities, so the operating system determines how much time to give each one if they have to share a CPU.

The Android operating system is based on Linux and as such is fully capable of running multiple threads at the same time. However, you need to be aware of how applications use threads in order to design your application properly.


  

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