Android Overview

The Android™ Overview course is designed to give you a high level overview of Android as a development platform. It is a gentle introduction to what the Android operating system is, how we got here, what makes it fundamentally different than any other platform, and how to take advantage of its uniqueness. Android Overview is designed for both technical managers seeking a high-level understanding of the platform as well as developers warming up for a deep dive into programming for Android.

By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of the entire operating system, at a high level. Topics in this course include:

  • History of Android: How we got here, and where we may be heading
  • Android Stack: The big picture overview of entire Android OS
  • Hello, Android: Dissecting an Android app to understand all the moving parts
  • Architecting Android Apps: Understanding main building blocks of an Android app
  • System Services: What Android ecosystem offers to developers
  • Debugging and Testing: Tools that are available to you today
  • Android Security: An overview of how Android security model works
  • Overview
  • Outline
  • Instructors
  • Reviews
Duration: 8 hours

Android™ Overview is the most gentle introduction to the platform. As such, you do not need to have any prior experience with Android, or programming for that matter.

This course is the prerequisite for most of our more advanced Android courses.


The goal of our Android Overview training is to give you a solid understanding of the entire Android operating system. It gives you the big picture of how Android is put together, the SDK tools, security and other considerations. The course also introduces what it takes to architect Android apps and goes into testing and debugging tools available and best practices.


Android™ Overview is designed for both technical managers and team leads looking to manage Android projects, as well as experienced developers looking to jump-start their skills with Android.

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