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Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

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Android platform architecture

Android is a modern operating system with a layered software stack. The following figure illustrates the layers in Android's software stack. This software stack runs on top of the device hardware. Android's software stack can run on many different hardware configurations such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, and even embedded devices such as microwaves, refrigerators, watches, and pens. Security is provided at every layer, creating a secure environment for mobile applications to live and execute. In this section, we will discuss the security provided by each layer of the Android stack.

Android platform architecture

Linux kernel

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