Overview of Android
Android could mean many things to different people, but since you’re holding this book, I assume you’re interested in the part of Android that’s suited for developers. Android is a platform that’s comprised of an operating system, software libraries, application frameworks, software development kit, pre-built applications, and a reference design. Both the platform and its development eco-system have evolved over time.
In this chapter, we’ll take a look at Android’s history and architecture. ...