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Part V. Programming Linux > Chapter 42. Beginning Mobile Development for Androi...

Chapter 42. Beginning Mobile Development for Android

So many Linux users have embraced not only smart phones, but specifically those based on Android. Android is owned by Google and based on the Linux kernel and is one of the best-selling platforms for smart phones and tablet computers. Android includes the operating system, middleware, and several key applications. Middleware and application examples include an integrated web browser based on WebKit, optimized graphics libraries, media support for most formats, and structured data storage with SQLite. It also includes software for hardware-dependent functions like GSM, Bluetooth, 3G, WiFi, camera, GPS, and more.


  

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