Chapter 2

Android hardware platforms

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Introduction

Android was designed to be compatible with a wide array of hardware. This is achieved, in large part, through the Linux kernel, which over the years has evolved to support a large variety of hardware. This is an important characteristic of the platform as it allows manufacturers freedom to design, procure, or otherwise integrate the ideal components of the Android device. This strategy has led to the development of powerful dual core Android devices capable of significant processing as well as entry-level devices targeted to entry-level ...

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