Book Image

Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By : Ivan Morgillo
Book Image

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


In this chapter, we have learned lots of very important things that represent the basis of Android.

We started with the Android philosophy regarding the licenses and the development model touching on different versions of Android that followed. We have learned to install and use the tools necessary to contribute to the AOSP project, and also how to download a copy of the AOSP source code, selecting the right TAG to get the wanted version of Android.

In the next chapter, we will make the first build, generating an image for the emulator, but first we will explain how the Android build system works and what tools we need to install.