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Android Processes and Threads

by Larry Schiefer

Android is powered by the Linux kernel and the Dalvik (Java) Virtual Machine to support multi-tasking operations. This course covers how Android utilizes processes and threads, and will teach you about the numerous options available to developers for multi-tasking operations as well as how to leverage special platform capabilities.

What you'll learn

At its core, Android is built to take advantage of multi-tasking operations, be it from separate applications or different operations within the same app. In addition to providing built in support for working with threads, Android provides a solid framework for inter-process communication and puts a twist on the way app processes are used. In this course you will learn about the way Android utilizes processes, how to take advantage of special app sharing features and explore the variety of ways in which threads can be used.

About the author

Larry Schiefer is the CTO and co-founder of HiQES, a mobile, embedded, and application development service company. Larry has over 16 years of experience leading teams, and designing and developing high performance and robust software for embedded systems, mobile devices, servers, and desktops. Google as recognized Larry as a Google Developer Expert for Android. He has successfully lead teams with the development of several new mobile and embedded devices, from bootloader up through customized a... more

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