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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Chapter 42. Beginning Mobile Development for Android

So many Linux users have embraced not only smartphones, but specifically those based on Android. Android is owned by Google and based on the Linux kernel and is one of the best-selling platforms for smartphones and tablet computers. Android includes the operating system, middleware, and several key applications. Middleware and application examples include an integrated web browser based on WebKit, optimized graphics libraries, media support for most formats, and structured data storage with SQLite. It also includes software for hardware-dependent functions such as GSM, Bluetooth, ...

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