Published on Jan 02,2019
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In our last post we discussed the most common interview questions a beginner can expect while appearing for an Android developer interview. This Android for beginners tutorial covers the responses to those questions. Having read the last post, you now have an idea of the interviewer’s expectations from you, both technically and behaviorally. So, you can prepare accordingly!

Android Interview Questions and Answers

I) What are the components of Android?

Android Components

  • Activity provides an interface for users to interact with the application and take an action.
  • An application generally has multiple activities.
  • Using intent you allow the application to request action from the other application components.
  • For instance, VIEW, CALL, PLAY etc.
  • Services are components that do not have a User Interface; they run in the background.
  • They would continue to run, even if you switch to another activity or application.
Broadcast Receiver
  • Content provider is a data store that enables data sharing across different applications.
  • Content providers provide a uniform interface to access the data like Call logs.
Content Provider
  • A Broadcast receiver comes into action only in specific situations.
  • Suppose an Intent for which a particular broadcast receiver has been registered occurs, then the broadcast receiver is triggered into action and the user gets a notification for the same.
  • For example, Battery low notification.

You’ll get a walk-through of the entire process using examples, in Edureka’s Android for beginners training.

II) Some C programming Question for you

1) How can you print “hello world” without using semicolon (;)?

Think about it a little before looking at the solution.

This question can be solved in more than one way:

  void main()
  if(printf("Hello World")) { }


  while(printf("Hello World")){}


 { do{} while(printf("Hello World")){} }

Sometimes, multiple choice programming questions can be asked in Android for beginners interviews. Check this one out for instance:

2) What will be output of following C code?

int main()
int *a1;
char **a2;
float ***a3;
double ****a4;
printf("%d %d %d %d ",sizeof(a1),sizeof(a2),sizeof(a3),sizeof(a4));
return 0;

a) 1 2 4 8

b) 2 4 4 8

c) 2 4 2 4

d) 2 2 2 2

Answer: d.

Size of pointer is same no matter what type it is (2 byte)

Note – This is assuming that we are on a 32 bit machine. On 64 bit it will be 4 bytes.

III) Java Coding Question

1) Can you write a java code to swap two numbers?


public class Swap {
public static void main(String[ ] args)  {
int x = 5;
int y = 6;
//store 'x' in a temp variable
int temp = x;
x  =  y;
y  =  temp;
System.out.println("x=" + x+ "y=" + y);

2) Write Java code to swap two numbers without using a third variable i.e. temp in the above case.

Not really; in fact you know it already :)


public class Swap {
public static void main(String[ ] args)  {
int x = 5;
int y = 6;
//Add both the variables and store them in x  i.e x = 11 (x=5 + y=6).
x = x + y;
//Now subtract y from x and store in y i.e y = 5 (x=11 - y=8) . Hence initial value of x is assigned to y.
y = x - y;
//Now subtract y from x and store in x i.e x = 6 (x=11 - y=5) . Hence initial value of y is assigned to x.
x = x - y;
// Both the values are swapped successfully without using the third variable
System.out.println("x=" + x+ "y=" + y);

Candidates with advanced knowledge would be expected to answer questions much difficult than these. This post however deals with Android for beginners basics, so we’ll
handle interview questions for an experienced Android developer in later posts! Stay tuned.

Happy Learning!

Got a question for us? Please mention it in the comments section and we will get back to you.

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