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Learning Android Forensics by Rohit Tamma, Donnie Tindall

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The Android architecture

Before we proceed with the internals of Android forensics, this section introduces you to Android as an operating system and covers various fundamental concepts that need to be understood to gain experience in the area of forensics.

Any operating system (desktop or mobile) takes responsibility for managing the resources of the system and provides a way for applications to talk to hardware or physical components in order to accomplish certain tasks. The Android operating system is no different. It powers mobile phones, manages memory and processes, enforces security, takes care of networking issues, and so on. Android is open source and most of the code is released under the Apache 2.0 license. Practically, this means that ...

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