Technical Reports

Google Android - A Comprehensive Introduction

AutorHans-Gunther Schmidt, Karsten Raddatz, Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt, Seyit Ahmet Camtepe, and Sahin Albayrak
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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.