A tiny cloud in AndroidNov 20, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Android is a special distribution of the Linux® operating system, designed to manage the kind of functionality you expect in the smartest of smart phones. To a programmer, everything in Linux — a device, a spreadsheet, or a favorite song — appears as a file. That is, there is a common set of ways to open, extract, manipulate, and save the information content of these diverse and abstract entities. And this commonality forms the core principle of the UNIX® philosophy: Everything is a file.
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