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Android Application Development for the Intel® Platform by Tao Wang, Ryan Cohen

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CHAPTER 7

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GUI Design for Android Apps, Part 1: General Overview

Since its emergence in the 1980s, the concept of the graphical user interface (GUI) has become an indispensable part of human-computer interaction (HCI). As embedded systems have evolved, they have gradually adopted this concept as well. The Android embedded OS running on the Intel Atom hardware platform is at the forefront of this movement.

Because resources are limited, the GUI design of Android systems is more challenging than that of desktop systems. In addition, users have more rigorous demands and expectations for a high-quality user experience. Interface design has become ...

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