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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

Looking forward

During the writing of this book, we were lucky enough to have a look at the upcoming Android N. The new version will probably be available at the end of 2016 as a stable release, after a few months of public developer preview.

Android N introduces a few interesting features, like the "Multi-Window" mode shown in the next image:

At Google, they are very focused on user feedback, and they decided to introduce this feature into the official version after a few months of testing by Samsung. Most of us will recognize the Multi-Windows mode from the already-available Android ROM, by Samsung. In Android N, this will be available for everybody, on every Android device, with full support for both orientations, portrait and landscape, and even the possibility to resize the split windows by dragging the "separator line".

According to lots of blog posts, one of the most popular categories for Google Play Store apps is Caller ID filters. With Android N, this feature will be already available...