Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. Android's mobile operating system is based on the Linux kernel. Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance collaborated on Android's development and release. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. The Android operating system is currently the world's best-selling Smartphone platform.
The Android open-source software stack consists of Java applications running on a Java-based, object-oriented application framework on top of Java core libraries running on a Dalvik virtual machine featuring JIT compilation. Libraries written in C include the surface manager, OpenCore media framework, SQLite relational database management system, OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics API, WebKit layout engine, SGL graphics engine, SSL, and Bionic libc.
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Android right away, covering: Android (operating system), Andrography, Android Dev Phone, Android Developer Challenge, Android Market, Android software development, Android version history, Android x86, APK (file format), Bionic (software), Comparison of Android devices, CyanogenMod, Dalvik (software), Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, Droid (font), GeoReader, Google Goggles, Groundhog (newsreader), HTC Sense, Index of Android OS-related articles, OPhone, Rooting (Android OS), Scripting Layer for Android, Trapster (speed trap sharing system), Acer Aspire One, Acer beTouch E110, Acer beTouch E120, Adam tablet, Advent Vega, Alcatel One Touch 980, Alex eReader, Archos 101, Archos Generation 6, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Acer beTouch E130, Acer Liquid A1, Acer Stream, Acer beTouch E400, Barnes & Noble Nook, Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch, Creative Zii, Casio G'zOne Commando, Dell Streak, Dell Venue, Droid Pro, GeeksPhone One, Google TV, HTC Aria, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire Z, HTC Dream, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Evo Shift 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Hero, HTC Inspire, HTC Legend, HTC Magic, HTC Sensation, HTC ThunderBolt, HTC Tattoo, HTC Wildfire, HTC Wildfire S, Huawei Ascend, Huawei U8230, Huawei U8800, IPed, Kogan Agora, Kyocera Echo, Kyocera Zio, LG GT540, LG GW620, LG LU2300, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus One, LG Optimus Chat, LG VS740, Meizu M9, Motorola Backflip, Motorola Calgary, Motorola Charm, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola DEFY, Motorola Devour, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipout, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Droid 3, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Triumph, Motorola i1, Neo FreeRunner, Nexus One, Nexus S, Odroid, OlivePad, PocketBook eReader, Samsung Galaxy Fit, Samsung Galaxy Gio, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung i5700, Samsung i5800, Samsung i7500, Samsung Infuse 4G, SmartQ 5, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Sony S1, Sony S2, Samsung Behold II, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Mini, Samsung M910 Intercept, Samsung SPH-M900, Samsung Transform, Samsung i5500, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, T-Mobile G-Slate, MyTouch, T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, T-Mobile myTouch 4G, T-Mobile Pulse, ViewSonic G Tablet, Vibo A688, Vox 4, Xperia acro...and much more
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