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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Chapter 12. Exploring Packages

In Chapters 1 through 11, we covered the basics of the Android platform. However, these chapters detailed the happy path through Android. In the next few chapters, starting with this one (Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15), we will cover the next grain of detail around the core of Android.

We will start that exploration by looking under the hood of Android packages, the Android package signing process, sharing data between packages, and Android library projects. You will understand the Linux process context in which an .apk file runs. You will see how multiple .apk files can share data and resources given that context.

Although you were introduced to signing Android package files in Chapter 10, in this chapter, you will ...

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