Android Concepts

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What is Android

Android is a software product for mobile devices that has three major parts:

  1. operating system
  2. middleware
  3. key applications

Android Architecture

Here are the major components based on this [source] System-architecture.jpg

Key principles

1. Linux Kernel - proven driver model, memory and process management, etc. (a core service of a reliable operating system)

2. Libraries (written in C/C++)

Component Responsability
Surface Manager composing drawing surface onto the screen
ES & SGL core of graphics libraries
Media Framework core media: mpeg,mp3,ect.
Media Framework core media: mpeg,mp3,ect.