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Write code snippet to retrieve IMEI number of Android phone? 

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Where can you define the icon for your Activity ?

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Icon for an Activity is defined in the manifest file.


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<activity android:icon="@drawable/app_icon" android:name=".MyTestActivity"></activity>


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Why cannot you run standard Java byte code on Android ?

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Android uses Dalvik Virtual Machine (DVM) which requires a special bytecode. We need to convert Java class files into Dalvik Executable files using an Android tool called "dx". In normal circumstances, developers will not be using this tool directly and build tools will care for the generation of DVM compatible files.

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What are intents, shared preference in android ?

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An Android Intent is an abstract description of an operation to be performed. It can be used with startActivity to launch an Activity, broadcastIntent to send it to any interested BroadcastReceiver components, and startService(Intent) or bindService(Intent, ServiceConnection, int) to communicate with a background Service.The intent itself, an Intent object, is a passive data structure holding an abstract description of an operation to be performed.
Android provides many ways of storing data of an application. One of this way is called Shared Preferences. Shared Preferences allow you to save and retrieve data in the form of key,value pair.


In order to use shared preferences, you have to call a method getSharedPreferences() that returns a SharedPreference instance pointing to the file that contains the values of preferences.

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What role does Dalvik play in Android development ?

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Dalvik serves as a virtual machine, and it is where every Android application runs. Through Dalvik, a device is able to execute multiple virtual machines efficiently through better memory management.

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What is ADB in Android ?

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Adb is short for Android Debug Bridge. It allows developers the power to execute remote shell commands. Its basic function is to allow and control communication towards and from the emulator port.

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