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Android Interview Questions and Answers-Part 1

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Here are some basic Android related interview questions and their respective answers :-


Q ) What is Android?

A) Android is a stack of software for mobile devices which includes an Operating System, middleware and some key applications. The application executes within its own process and its own instance of Dalvik Virtual Machine. Many Virtual Machines run efficiently by a DVM device. DVM executes Java languages byte code which later transforms into .dex format files.


Q) Explain the Architecture of android ?

A)  Top -> Applications (Contacts, Browser, Phone, etc)

Below Applications -> Application Framework(Activity Manager, Window Manager, Content Providers, View System, Package manager,
Telephony manager, Resource, Notification, Location managers)

Below Application Framework -> System Libraries(Like Sqlite, webkit, SSL, OpenGL, Media Framework etc) & Android Runtime( Core Libraries and DVM)

Atlast Last -> Linux Kernel (which composed of drivers like display, camera etc.)


Q) What are the advantages of Android?

A)  The following are the advantages of Android :-

  • The customer will be benefited from wide range of mobile applications to choose, since the monopoly of wireless carriers like AT&T and Orange will be broken by Google Android.
  • Features like weather details, live RSS feeds, opening screen, icon on the opening screen can be customized
  • Innovative products like the location-aware services, location of a nearby convenience store etc., are some of the additive facilities in Android.


Q) What items are important in every Android project?

A) Followings are the essential items that are present each time an Android project is created:
– AndroidManifest.xml
– build.xml
– bin/
– src/
– res/
– assets/

Q) What is intent in Android?
A) A class (Intent) will describes what a caller desires to do. The caller will send this intent to Android’s intent resolver, which finds the most suitable activity for the intent. E.g. opening a PDF document is an intent, and the Adobe Reader apps will be the perfect activity for that intent(class).

Q) What Programming languages does Android support for application development?
A) Android applications supports using Java Programming Language. which is coded in Java and complied using Android SDK.


Q) What’s the difference between class, file and activity in android?
A) Class – The Class file is complied from .java file. Android will use this .class file to produce the executable apk.
File – It is a block of resources, srbitrary information. It can be any file type.
Activity – An activity is the equivalent of a Frame/Window in GUI toolkits. It is not a file or a file type it is just a class that can be extended in Android for loading UI elements on view.

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