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All about Services

At your Service: Using Services Services are app components that you can use to do work in the background. They don’t have a User Interface. They are started and stopped by other components (like Activities, Broadcast Receivers and other Services). You can also share Services with other apps.

Using Threads Tutorial

Forget the grass, get off the Main thread! Have you read the article on Processes and Threads yet? Always remember the two most important rules when working with threads: Don’t block the Main thread Don’t try and access the UI directly from the worker thread Speed up your apps response…

Processes and Threads

All Android apps run in their own process and by default, in a single thread. Processes It’s about multitasking Android follows a multitasking design. This allows a number of applications to run at the same time. The problem is that all these apps need memory which is in short supply.
The parent's in control We only have one activity in our app. It hosts the fragments. If you haven't already done so, have a look at : Dynamic layouts using fragments Fragments Tutorial. Part 1: The basics Fragments Tutorial: Part 2: Building the fragments We’re using the support library so…
We'll build the two fragments in this part of the tutorial. If you haven't already done so, have a look at : Dynamic layouts using fragments Fragments Tutorial. Part 1: The basics