android-headers - Android Platform Headers from AOSP releases

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name android-headers
Package version 23
Package release 0ubuntu2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 17 B
Download size 2.05 KB
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Android NDK provided by Google contains subset of AOSP platform
headers which are deemed "external interface" by Google. However,
writing advanced software for Android necessitates access to complete
platform. Many aspects of it change, sometimes drastically, between
releases, so compiling user source code against platform headers for
different releases is required (e.g. for libhybris).
This package provides the platform development headers for core components
of AOSP (Android Open Source Project), for the 4.4.2 release


Package Version Architecture Repository
android-headers_23-0ubuntu2_all.deb 23 all Ubuntu Main
android-headers - - -


Name Value
android-headers-19 -
dpkg >= 1.17.14


Name Value
android-platform-headers -


Name Value
android-platform-headers -


Type URL
Binary Package android-headers_23-0ubuntu2_all.deb
Source Package android-headers

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install android-headers deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install android-headers




2016-01-29 - Christopher James Halse Rogers <>
android-headers (23-0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/android-headers.{preinst,postinst,postrm}: Use
dpkg-maintscript-helper to switch /usr/include/android to a symlink.
(LP: #1539338)
* debian/control: add appropriate Pre-Depends on dpkg for mainscript helper.
2016-01-11 - Simon Fels <>
android-headers (23-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream release which now includes multiple sets of header files
divided by the Android API levels we care about.
* All header sets are now installed in their corresponding debian package
android-headers-<API level>. The former android-headers package is now
a transitional one depending on android-headers-19 and installing proper
symlinks to allow all current users to still build without any changes.
* Install proper pkgconfig configuration files for all header sets so that
users can now select which of those to use a build time.
2015-10-16 - Simon Fels <>
android-headers (4.4.2-2-0ubuntu5) vivid; urgency=medium
[ Yuan-Chen Cheng ]
* add android-config.h and vibrator.h required by new libhybris
* catch up (not in released file list)
2015-04-09 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.4.2-2-0ubuntu4) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/updating_hwcomposer_android5.patch:
- Updating hwcomposer headers so we can use hwcomposer 1.4
2014-12-08 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>
android-headers (4.4.2-2-0ubuntu3) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/wifi_compat_check_avail.patch: add declaration for new
method to check that the wifi compat HAL layer is available:
2014-08-14 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.4.2-2-0ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium
* debian/patch/avoid_include_system_properties.patch:
- sys/system_properties.h is only useful on Android, and part of
bionic, so make sure we're not including it by default
2014-08-05 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.4.2-2-0ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium
* Adding wifi.h from hardware legacy
2014-06-18 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.4.2-1-0ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium
* graphics_h_include_missing_stddef_h.patch:
- Include missing stddef.h to avoid issues with size_t (LP: #1331435)
2014-06-17 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.4.2-1-0ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Bumping standards-version to 3.9.5
2014-05-21 - Ricardo Salveti de Araujo <>
android-headers (4.2.2-5-0ubuntu2) utopic; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/android_alarm_use_right_include_kernel_userspace.patch:
- Use the right time.h header when this gets included by userspace

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