Chapter    1

Android Primer

In this chapter, we will briefly cover the Android platform from various angles. We will start with Android’s history, to better understand the motivations behind its formation. Then we will explore the Android platform architecture’s fine combination of technologies that empower the platform to deliver a superior mobile experience. We will emphasis the multilayer Android security framework, which employs both software and hardware to keep the platform secure. We will briefly review the service application programming interfaces (APIs) that are provided through the Android framework for user-level applications to interact with the platform. Finally, we will discuss Android application deployment and distribution. ...

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