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By Iggy Krajci, Darren Cummings (auth.)

The Android on x86: An creation serves major reasons. First, it makes the case for adapting your functions onto Intel’s x86 structure, together with discussions of the company power, the altering panorama of the Android market, and the original demanding situations and possibilities that come up from x86 units. the basic inspiration is that extending your functions to aid x86 or growing new ones isn't really tough, however it is primary to understand the entire technicalities. This ebook is devoted to supplying you with an understanding of those nuances and an realizing of the way to take on them. moment, and most crucial, this booklet offers a one-stop unique source for top practices and systems linked to the set up matters, optimization concerns, software program standards, programming projects, and function optimizations that emerge while builders contemplate the x86 Android units. The authors have accrued this knowledge that you should use the e-book as a box consultant for the categorical specifications you'll have to ponder. This ebook isn't devoted to code as an alternative it really is jam-packed with the knowledge you wish that allows you to benefit from x86 structure. it's going to advisor you thru fitting the Android SDK for Intel structure, assist you comprehend the variations and similarities among varied Android units utilizing the Intel structure, educate you to create and port functions, debug current x86 functions, supply suggestions for NDK and C++optimizations, and clarify the Intel sped up Execution supervisor. This ebook offers the main invaluable details that will help you get the task performed speedy whereas using most sensible practices. What you’ll study The development-relevant adjustments among Android on ARM and Android on Intel x86 find out how to arrange the SDK for an emulated Intel Android equipment how you can construct the Android OS for the Intel cellular Processor tips on how to create new x86 established Android functions, manage checking out and function tuning, and port current Android functions to paintings with the x86 processor the best way to debug difficulties they stumble upon while engaged on the x86 Android attempt platform Intricacies of the Intel sped up Execution supervisor. The reader also will achieve major perception into the OpenGL Android help. Who this publication is for Android builders designers who have to know the way Android will paintings on their chipsets CIOs and CEOs of technology-based businesses IT employees who may perhaps come upon or have to comprehend the problems New startup founders and marketers desktop technology scholars

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CHAPTER 6 ■ Installing the Android SDK for Intel Application Development Figure 6-3. ADT Package List 4. Select Next, accept the license agreement, and then select Finish. 5. Restart Eclipse. Configuring the ADT Plug-in To configure the ADT plug-in, follow these steps: 1. Start Eclipse and select Windows ➤ Preferences. 2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Android from the left panel. On the right panel, use the Browse button to navigate to your Android SDK installation directory and click Apply.

ADT Package List 4. Select Next, accept the license agreement, and then select Finish. 5. Restart Eclipse. Configuring the ADT Plug-in To configure the ADT plug-in, follow these steps: 1. Start Eclipse and select Windows ➤ Preferences. 2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Android from the left panel. On the right panel, use the Browse button to navigate to your Android SDK installation directory and click Apply. A list of SDK targets you have installed will show up, as shown in Figure 6-4. At this point, click OK.

First and foremost, Intel processors have the highest performance of any other processors. This performance consists of both processor speed and the number of cores and virtual cores. The x86 architecture also grants developers access to the largest collection of software available. The last major advantage is the scalability of high-end systems that use Intel CPUs; the addition of processors gives direct performance improvements. Table 5-1 highlights some of the differences of the Intel Atom processor family, which implement the x86 instruction set.

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