Google Android – A Comprehensive Introduction


Google Android, Google’s new product and its first attempt to enter the mobile market, might have an equal impact on mobile users like Apple’s hyped product, the iPhone. In this Technical report we are going to present the Google Android platform, what Android is, describe why it might be considered as a worthy rival to Apple’s iPhone. We will describe parts of its internals, take a look "under the hood" while explaining components of the underlying operating system. We will show how to develop applications for this platform, which difficulties a developer might have to face, and how developers can possibly use other programming languages to develop for Android than the propagated language Java.

author = {Hans-Gunther Schmidt and Karsten Raddatz and Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt and Seyit Ahmet Camtepe and Sahin Albayrak},
title = {Google Android - A Comprehensive Introduction},
institution = {Technische Universit{"a}t Berlin - DAI-Labor},
year = {2009},
number = {TUB-DAI 03/09-01},
month = {~#mar#},
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Hans-Gunther Schmidt, Karsten Raddatz, Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt, Seyit Ahmet Camtepe, Sahin Albayrak
Technical Report