Teaching Operating Systems Using Android

The computing landscape is shifting towards mobile devices. To learn about operating systems, it is increasingly important for students to gain hands-on kernel programming experience in these environments, which are quite different from traditional desktops and servers. The authors present their work at Columbia University to teach operating systems using An-droid, an open, commercially supported software platform increasingly used on mobile and embedded devices. They introduce a series of five Android kernel programming projects suitable for a one semester introductory operating systems course. Each project teaches a core operating system concept infused with Android or mobile device specific context, such as Android specific process relationships, use of sensors, and design considerations for resource constrained mobile devices.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Mobility Date Added: Mar 2012 Format: PDF

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