Chapter     16

The Future of Android: The 64-Bit Android 5.0 OS

As the third edition of this book was going to press, Google announced a 64-bit Android 5.0 L version of its popular operating system at the Google I/O trade show. Although Android hardware devices running this version of Android will not be available in large numbers until 2015, I decided to take this opportunity to add a “Future of Android” chapter covering what was different in the 64-bit Android 5 OS and how to develop applications for it. By doing so, this book covers developing for Android versions 1 through 5 and beyond!

Interestingly, all of the current Android classes, nested classes, methods, interfaces, constants, concepts, formats, codecs, and work processes that I covered ...

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