Glossary of Android OS Terms

The list below defines some of the basic terminology of the Android platform

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DDMS

Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS), a GUI debugging application shipped with the SDK. DDMS provides port-forwarding services, screen capture on the device, thread and heap information on the device, logcat, process, and radio state information, incoming call and SMS spoofing, location data spoofing, and more. DDMS is integrated into Eclipse and is also shipped in […]

DDMS

Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS), a GUI debugging application shipped with the SDK. It provides screen capture, log dump, and process examination capabilities. See Using the Dalvik Debug Monitor Server to learn more about this program. DDMS is a very usefull tool for logging messages for logcat and Observing process behaviour with fantastic GTK GUI […]

Dalvik VM

The name of Android’s virtual machine. The Dalvik virtual machine is a register-based virtual machine, designed and written by Dan Bornstein with contributions from other Google engineers as part of the Android mobile phone platform. The Dalvik VM is an interpreter-only virtual machine that executes files in the Dalvik Executable (.dex) format, a format that […]

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