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The best reference book for studying the Android framework in KoreaThis book is like a sweet rain for those who have been searching for a book that deals with the structure of the Android framework. It is easy to find books on applicationMoreThe best reference book for studying the Android framework in KoreaThis book is like a sweet rain for those who have been searching for a book that deals with the structure of the Android framework. It is easy to find books on application development using Android SDK in the bookstore or on the Internet, but a book that deals with the structure and operating principles of the Android framework is virtually non-existent at this point. Even Google is not making information readily available to pertain specifically to the internal workings of the Android framework.The main focus of Inside the Android Framework is the initialization of the Android framework during the booting process and the operating principles behind the framework’s major components. In this book, the authors analyze and summarize the framework’s major source codes and provide the basic knowledge needed to understand the framework’s operating principles. In addition, the book also provides detailed descriptions of the Android Service Framework, which constitutes the foundation of the Android applications development platform.This book is also a journal kept by a handful of intellectual pioneers who recorded their discoveries as they were exploring the unknown territory of the Android framework. Together, they spent hundreds of hours poring over millions of lines of source codes projected on the screen for group study, and now they want to share with readers the excitement they experienced deciphering Google’s secrete codes.You could certainly develop Android applications without an in-depth understanding of the Android framework. However, if you are familiar with the framework and have a solid understanding of its operating principles, you won’t be intimidated by difficult development scenarios, no matter how complicated they are, and will have confidence that you can write codes that are optimized for the Android framework.Also, Android being an open source platform, each hardware vendor is introducing products that are differentiated from those of its competitors by customizing the Android framework to its own specification. In order to develop customized solutions using the Android framework, it is now necessary to understand the Android framework in depth.Inside the Android Framework deals with the Android framework in depth by examining Android’s system source codes. This book is recommended for developers who want either to have a deeper understanding of the Android system or to develop Android solutions that are optimized to the framework.