Right now you can claim a free copy of Iggy Krajci and Darren Cummings’ eBook ‘Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimising for Intel Architecture’.
This fantastic resource gives developers a guide to the unique opportunities that arise from x86 architectures, as well as an overview of best practices for x86 app development so far.
Not only geared towards those interested in developing for Android devices featuring Intel architecture, it also includes a rather handy summary of the history and evolution of the operating system itself, from its humble origins through to the present day and Android KitKat 4.4.
You’ll also get a useful overview of the current mobile device and operating system landscape and an introduction to some of the business considerations for Android developers.
The real meat of the eBook goes into great depth about how you can make performance optimisations for Android applications on x86 architecture. It gives you helpful tips and guidance on using development tools such as the Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers and the Intel Power Monitoring Tool, and how you can get the best out of them with step by step walkthroughs.
If you’re completely new to Android and x86, or just looking to brush up on your knowledge, this is a really useful resource that is currently provided completely free of charge. It’s available from the Apress site in a variety of digital formats and this useful post on Intel Developer Zone has the steps to follow if you need any help claiming your copy!
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