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Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By : Ivan Morgillo
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Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By: Ivan Morgillo

Overview of this book

Take a deep dive into the Android build system and its customization with Learning Embedded Android Programming, written to help you master the steep learning curve of working with embedded Android. Start by exploring the basics of Android OS, discover Google’s “repo” system, and discover how to retrieve AOSP source code. You'll then find out to set up the build environment and the first AOSP system. Next, learn how to customize the boot sequence with a new animation, and use an Android “kitchen” to “cook” your custom ROM. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build customized Android open source projects by developing your own set of features.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Embedded Android N Programming
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 1. Understanding the Architecture

In this chapter, the user will learn about Android hardware and software architecture. We will provide an overview on the Android Compatibility Definition Document to properly understand what we need in order to create a fully compliant and certified device.

The user will learn about the Android Application Framework (AAF), the two different Android runtime systems—Dalvik, and ART, and a collection on Google-provided system libraries.

The user will have a first hands-on moment, setting up and running Android Compatibility Test Suite. We will test together an existing certified device and we will take the first step on the path towards the creation of a certified device.