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Why SystemUI is part of frameworks/base/packages/SystemUI in JellyBean 4.2.2

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I just wanted to know why is SystemUI part of framework. What was the thinking process of Google to put SystemUI in framework.The reason behind asking this question was, that i just moved out the SystemUI from frameworks/base and placed in the packages/apps like any other system app e.g Calculator. It works fine on the emulator after building it.

posted May 30, 2013 by anonymous

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Because its essential to the Android user experience (e.g. the status bar).

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The SystemUI is very close to the base framework in terms of versioning (you cant mix-and-match) and source code management (you often need changes to happen at the same time in both). Thats why they ended up in the same git project.

answer May 30, 2013 by anonymous
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Yeah i know its essential for user as it has statusbar, powerui and ringtoneplayer in it. So still i didn't get why is it part of frameworks/base, where as all this essential part can be a part of packages/app because SystemUI has its own .apk i.e SystemUI.apk which is as good as any other third party app. Correct me i am wrong there..

answer May 30, 2013 by anonymous
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