Android has become one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. It can be run on practically anything, from high-end flagship phones to smartwatches and IOT devices. Join us as we jump on the command line and investigate a running Android system to gain a better understanding of all the things Android does for you so you can focus on building your next killer app.
We'll look at what an app is and how it runs from the perspective of Android's Linux underpinnings, as well as what differentiates Android from a typical Linux distribution.
Brad Hollander is an avid Android developer and enthusiast who has been tinkering and developing with Android and Linux since 2010.