Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® by Iggy Krajci, Darren Cummings

By Iggy Krajci, Darren Cummings

Android on x86: an creation to Optimizing for Intel® structure serves major reasons. First, it makes the case for adapting your purposes onto Intel’s x86 structure, together with discussions of the enterprise capability, the altering panorama of the Android market, and the original demanding situations and possibilities that come up from x86 units. the elemental proposal is that extending your purposes to help x86 or growing new ones isn't tricky, however it is critical to grasp all the technicalities. This publication is devoted to giving you an know-how of those nuances and an realizing of the way to take on them.

Second, and most significantly, this publication presents a one-stop distinctive source for most sensible practices and strategies linked to the install matters, optimization matters, software program necessities, programming projects, and function optimizations that emerge while builders ponder the x86 Android units. Optimization discussions dive into local code, acceleration, and complex profiling of multimedia purposes. The authors have accrued this data so you might use the e-book as a advisor for the explicit necessities of every program project.

This booklet isn't really devoted completely to code; in its place it's choked with the knowledge you would like to be able to benefit from x86 structure. it is going to consultant you thru fitting the Android SDK for Intel structure, assist you comprehend the diversities and similarities among processor architectures to be had in Android units, educate you to create and port purposes, debug current x86 functions, supply suggestions for NDK and C++ optimizations, and introduce the Intel sped up Execution supervisor. This ebook offers the main precious info that can assist you get the task performed quick whereas using top practices.

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All of these interfaces, and more, are available for Android developers to use in any and every way possible. 24 Chapter 4 Android Development— Business Overview and Considerations Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves. —Tim Berners-Lee The Android Industry has its own requirements for entry. It’s helpful to have a full understanding of these requirements and specifications when you’re deciding whether to pursue a business venture. As discussed in previous chapters, the Android OS is already the industry leader for mobile devices, and its market share is growing with each passing year.

Android NDK applications 39 CHAPTER 5 ■ The Intel Mobile Processor require only a recompile, in most cases, to be fully supported. More information about the compatibility and conversion process can be found the following section titled Application Compatibility and in Chapter 7: Creating and Porting NDK-Based Android Applications. Inside the Medfield System-on-Chip Intel’s Medfield platform is intended for smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system. One model of Medfield, the Intel Atom Z2610 System-on-Chip (SOC), will be discussed in greater detail shortly (in Figure 5-1).

From library licensing costs, to platform licensing costs, and even device licensing costs, there are plenty of situations where you’ll need to spend a little money to develop and sell products. Since Android is an open source and developer-friendly community, it aims to keep these costs low. 30 CHAPTER 4 ■ Android Development—Business Overview and Considerations Android Licensing Cost There is none. 0 license, which permits commercial usage, modification, and distribution absolutely free of any cost.

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