Android Technology and placement opportunities through it

Date:21-11-2017

The guest lecture was conducted on the topic “Android Technology and placement opportunities through it” on 21-11-2017from 9:30AM -11:00AM in seminar hall for 2nd year, 3rd year and final year students in the ISE department of TJIT.

The guest speaker was Mr. Abhilash Dhondalkar Co-founder and CTO of Eta Serve Software Pvt. Ltd. The talk started as per the scheduled time. He spoke about Android which is a mobile operating system, its user interface which is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects.

He also gave a brief account of how android applications (commonly known as Apps) are developed using android software development kit (SDK) and Java programming language.

Referring to the open nature of Android, he listed that a number of third-party application marketplaces also exist for Android, either to provide a substitute for devices that are not allowed to ship with Google Play Store, provide applications that cannot be offered on Google Play Store due to policy violations, or for other reasons. Since Android devices are usually battery-powered, Android is designed to manage processes to keep power consumption at a minimum. Divulging into the memory management, it was informed that the applications are stored in memory automatically: when memory is low, the system will begin invisibly and automatically closing inactive processes, starting with those that have been inactive for longest. Android's kernel is based on one of the Linux kernel's long-term support (LTS) branches.

Encouraging the students to work on their Android skills he also told that Android has an active community of developers and enthusiasts who use the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code to develop and distribute their own modified versions of the operating system. The security threats, scope and security features were also specified in this session. The students took a keen interest in the session as it was very engaging and explanatory.