New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
Android OS, Google’s mobile operating system that runs on more than 400 million devices worldwide, has established itself as the leading platform in the global mobile market. The key to its success lies in its open source framework and its flexible partnerships with manufacturers and developers. Google has teamed up with Intel to envision the next frontier for Android: getting the OS to run on devices that contain Intel processors. “Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture”—newly published by Apress Media—makes the case for adapting Android applications onto Intel’s x86 instruction set architecture.
Aimed at Android developers, hardware designers and assorted tech executives, the book is not focused solely on code. It provides a thorough overview of the installation issues, hardware optimization issues, software requirements, programming tasks, and performance optimizations associated with x86 Android devices. Authors Iggy Krajci and Darren Cummings of Arizona’s Cummings Engineering drew on their experience working on related projects to create a useful guide for any application project’s specific requirements. “Android on x86” leads readers through the processes of installing the Android SDK, understanding the differences and similarities between the processors available for commercial Android devices, creating and porting applications, debugging existing x86 applications, solving NDK and C++ optimizations, and introducing the Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager.
More Android-equipped mobile devices with Intel processors are reaching store shelves every day, and will increase with the upcoming addition of Intel-powered netbooks and laptops. This environment allows for countless opportunities to expand Android’s horizons and continue to change how society communicates. “Android on x86” is a tool in the arsenal of developers that aim to take advantage of these opportunities.
Apress and Intel have once again joined under the ApressOpen program to allow the book to be read and distributed freely in electronic form. To learn more about “Android on x86,” please visit http://www.apress.com/9781430261308.
About the Authors
Iggy Krajci earned his Bachelor’s Computer Science from the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. He is currently a software engineer at Cummings Engineering, Inc., in Chandler, AZ, where he works on developing for the Android platform and its incorporation in the x86 ecosystem. Darren Cummings is CEO and founder of both Cummings Engineering, Inc .and SAIFE Tech LLC, trusted agents in mobile encryption products and services. Cummings holds undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Math from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Walden University.
About Apress Media
With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit http://www.apress.com.