Introduction to Android

Introduction to Android
March 8, 2019 Seo Essence
Introduction to Android

Android is the world's most mainstream working framework for cell phones and tablets. It is an open source working framework, made by Google, and accessible to numerous sorts of designers with different mastery levels, running from new kid on the block to expert.

(The term 'open source' sounds really commonplace, isn't that right? All things considered, open-source implies programming with source accessible for alteration and bound to an open source permit understanding. All the more about open source wording can be found here).

From a designer's point of view, Android is a Linux-based working framework for cell phones and tablets. It incorporates a touch screen client interface, gadgets, cam, system information observing and the various gimmicks that empower a cell to be known as a cell phone. Android is a stage that backings different applications, accessible through the Android Play Store. The Android stage additionally permits end clients to create, introduce and utilize their own particular applications on top of the Android skeleton. The Android skeleton is authorized under the Apache License, with Android application designers holding the right to disseminate their applications under their redid permit.

Understanding Android

To start improvement on Android even at the application level, I think it is principal to comprehend the fundamental inner structural planning. Knowing how things are organized inside helps us comprehend the application system better, so we can plan the application in a superior manner.

Android is an OS focused around Linux. Consequently, profound inside, Android is really like Linux. To start our plunge into the Android internals, let us take a gander at a compositional outline.

Structural planning chart


The graph demonstrates four essential applications (App 1, App 2, App 3 and App 4), fair to give the thought that there can be various applications sitting on top of Android. These applications are similar to any client interface you use on Android; for instance, when you utilize a music player, the GUI on which there are catches to play, stop, look for, and so on is an application. Additionally, is an application for making calls, a cam application, et cetera. All these applications are not so much from Google. Anybody can create an application and make it accessible to everybody through Google Play Store. These applications are produced in Java, and are introduced straightforwardly, without the need to coordinate with Android OS.

Application Framework

Scratching further beneath the applications, we achieve the application system, which application designers can power in creating Android applications. The system offers a colossal set of Apis utilized by designers for different standard purposes, with the goal that they don't need to code each essential task. the structure comprises of specific substances; significant ones are:

  Activity Manager

This deals with the exercises that administer the application life cycle and has a few states. An application may have numerous exercises, which have their life cycles. In any case, there is one fundamental movement that begins when the application is dispatched. For the most part, every movement in an application is given a window that has it format and client interface. An action is halted when an alternate begins, and returns to the window that started it through a movement callback.

 Notification Manager

This director empowers the applications to make altered cautions


Perspectives are utilized to make designs, including parts, for example, matrices, records, catches, and so on.

  Resource Managers

Applications do oblige outer assets, for example, design, outside strings, and so on. All these assets are overseen by the asset director, which makes them accessible in an institutionalized manner.

Content Provider

Applications likewise impart information. Now and again, one application may require some information from an alternate application. For instance, a worldwide calling application will need to get to the client's location book. This right to gain entrance to an alternate application's information is empowered by the substance suppliers.


This layer holds the Android local libraries. These libraries are composed in C/C++ and offer abilities like the above layer, while sitting on top of the piece. A couple of the significant local libraries incorporate

Surface Manager: Manages the showcase and compositing window-ing supervisor. - Media structure: Supports different sound and feature configurations and codecs including their playback and recording.

Framework C Libraries: Standard C library like libc focused for ARM or inserted gadgets.

Opengl ES Libraries: These are the illustrations libraries for rendering 2d and 3d representation.

Sqlite : A database motor for Android.

Android Runtime

The Android runtime comprises of the Virtual Machine. It is essentially a virtual machine for installed gadgets, which like some other virtual machine is a bytecode translator. When we say it is for implanted gadgets, it implies it is low on memory, similarly slower and runs on battery power. Other than the Virtual Machine, it likewise comprises of the center libraries, which are Java libraries and are accessible for all gadgets.


The Android OS is gotten from Linux Kernel 2.6 and is really made from Linux source, ordered for cell phones. The memory administration, process administration and so forth are generally comparable. The bit demonstrations as a Hardware Abstraction Layer in the middle of equipment and the Android programming stack.

Android SDK

As effectively said, Android is open source and subsequently the source code is accessible for all designers. In totality it is known as the Android SDK. You can download, construct and take a shot at Android in various diverse ways- -everything relies on upon what you need to do. On the off chance that your objective is to create an Android application, you don't essentially need to download all the source. Google prescribes the Eclipse IDE.