Android (operating system) - Unabridged Guide
by Aaron Bryan
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Complete, Unabridged Guide to Android (operating system). Get the information you need--fast! This comprehensive guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. It's all you need.
Here's part of the content - you would like to know it all? Delve into this book today!..... : Developers write primarily in a customized version of Java, and apps can be downloaded from online stores such as Google Play (formerly Android Market), the app store run by Google, or third-party sites.
... Android consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel 2. 6 and Linux Kernel 3. x (Android 4. 0 onwards), with middleware, libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes Java-compatible libraries based on Apache Harmony.
... In early 2011, Google chose to temporarily withhold the Android source code to the tablet-only Honeycomb release, the reason, according to Andy Rubin in an official Android blog post, was because Honeycomb was rushed for production of the Motorola Xoom, and they did not want third parties creating a really bad user experience by attempting to put onto smartphones a version of Android intended for tablets.
...However, as community-developed software has grown more popular, and following a statement by the Librarian of Congress in the United States that permits the jailbreaking of mobile devices, manufacturers and carriers have softened their position regarding third party development, with some, including HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, providing support and encouraging development.
There is absolutely nothing that isn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, and does an excellent job of explaining all about Android (operating system) in key topics and material. There is no reason to invest in any other materials to learn about Android (operating system). You'll understand it all.
Inside the Guide: Android (operating system), Google Currents, Google Contacts, Google Code, Google Chrome OS, Google Chrome, Google China, Google Calendar, Google Buzz, Google Authenticator, Google+, Google, Gmail, Galaxy Nexus, GNU/Linux naming controversy, Firefox OS, Fastboot, Embedded Linux, Eclipse (software), Dalvik (software), CyanogenMod, Comparison of smartphones, Comparison of netbook-oriented Linux distributions, Comparison of Java and Android API, Comparison of Android e-book reader software, Comparison of Android devices, Carrier IQ, BlackBerry Tablet OS, BlackBerry OS, Baidu Yi, Avast!, Application software, Application programming interface, Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Apache Harmony, Andy Rubin, Androidland, Android version history, Android software development, Android lawn statues, Android Developer Lab, Android Developer Challenge, Android Debug Bridge, Amazon Appstore, AdMob, AVG Technologies, ARM architecture, APK (file format), 3G
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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