13 Framework

Whenever Dan Sandler visited the Mountain View offices, he’d usually leave behind some whiteboard art in his wake. This one showed up in the framework area on one of those trips.

Framework1 is the term that the Android team applies to a large chunk of the core platform that encompasses the internal operating system level stuff (the bits of software that underlie almost everything else on the system except the kernel), along with the APIs that applications use to access those features. Examples of framework functionality include:

  • The package manager, responsible for installing and managing applications on the device.
  • Power management, ...

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