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What is Android's SurfaceFlinger

Published: 3/4/2019

Android’s SurfaceFlinger is a system service provided on the Android Operating System. Now that that is out of the way… What does it actually do? If you’ve worked with scrolling, you’ll know that “flinging” is an action that a user can do, but it’s not related to that. Actually, the SurfaceFlinger is a service that plays a critical part in determining what is rendered on the screen on any Android device. It’s important to note that the SurfaceFlinger doesn’t directly render anything to the…