Architecture Breakdown

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Linux Kernel

  • Interacts with Android hardware and contains all the essential hardware drivers. Also provides abstraction layer between software and hardware

Libraries

  • Core proven libraries that handle specific types of data. Some examples include, SQLite, Surface Manager, Media Framework, Webkit, and OpenGL.

Android Runtime

  • The type of Java Virtual Machine used in android to run android applications. Optimized for low processing power and low memory environments

Application Framework

  • Building blocks that our application directly interact with. These programs manage basic functions of the phone such as phone calls, and resource management.

Applications

  • Programs that utilize all of the above to create new functionality for our devices

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