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  • 1. Android and Android Phones.
  • 2. is Android? “Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key application.”
  • 3. Android• Google• GI and the Android Market• Android platform• Developer tools• Android programming
  • 4. Google’s Master Plan• Make the clod more accessible• Keep connectivity pervasive• Make the client more powerful
  • 5. Google“We want the next killer application to be written for cell phones.”
  • 6. GI Technical SPECS• Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz• ROM 256 MB• RAM 192 MB• 4.60in x 2.16in x 0.62in• 158 grams• Lithium ion battery, 1 150 mAH
  • 7.• 3G (HSDPA)• Touch screen, HVGA 320x480• QWERTY keyboard• 3.2 megapixel camera• microSD expansion slot• GPS, compass, accelerometer
  • 8. Third party applications•• Maverick• Android locale
  • 9. Android Applications• Multiple applications, running simultaneously• User may switch between running applications• Background services• Copy and paste
  • 10. Distributing Android Application• Android market• Self-publish on your own website• Use a third party app store
  • 11. Android Market• $25 registration fee for developers• Developer receives 70% of each sale• Remaining amount goes to carriers• Google does not take a percentage
  • 12. got you down??• Self-publish!• Upload APK to your own web server• Use correct MIME type
  • 13. Data Synchronization “ The best way to synchronize these variouspieces of information is to let the device do it on its own while you’re not looking, so you never have to think about it. Once you’ve logged into your Google account on an Android-powered phone it automatically synchronizes all youraccounts and Gmail information so everything is always available.”
  • 14. Open Source Project•• Apache 2.0 and GPL v2• Git repository
  • 15. Android Applications• Are written in a Java language• Run on the Dalvik virtual machine
  • 16. Dalvik VM• Not a Java VM• Design constraints: slow CPU, little RAM• Will run on OS without swapspace
  • 17. Development Tools• Android SDK• Eclipse plug in Android SDK• Android emulator• Command line tools• Documentation• Example application
  • 18. Command line Tools• aapt- Android asset packaging tool• adb- Android debug bridge• aidl- Android IDL compiler• Emulator- Android emulator
  • 19. Intents “an intent is a simple message object that represents an ‘intention’ to do something.”“an intent is an abstract description of an operation to be performed.”
  • 20. submitted to: Prof. Erwin M. Globio, MSIT