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Android NDK Beginner's Guide by Sylvain Ratabouil

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Exploring Android SDK tools

Android SDK includes tools which are quite useful for developers and integrators. We have already overlooked some of them including the Android Debug Bridge and android command. Let's explore them deeper.

Android debug bridge

You may have not noticed it specifically since the beginning but it has always been there, over your shoulder. The Android Debug Bridge is a multifaceted tool used as an intermediary between development environment and emulators/devices. More specifically, ADB is:

  • A background process running on emulators and devices to receive orders or requests from an external computer.
  • A background server on your development computer communicating with connected devices and emulators. When listing devices, ADB ...

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